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We are big fans of local food here at Aquaponics in India, and for good reason. Eating locally grown produce not only supports your community and small time growers, but the food will reach your plate fresher and therefore richer in nutrients and better tasting. We also believe that the more connected people are to …

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Aquaponics is everywhere. Rian (Ree) Saunders (Flickr)

Each aquaponics system is unique. Here is fascinating example of a system in a colder climate. Television presenter Kate Humble has set up the UK’s first aquaponic solar greenhouse. Humble presents the UK program ‘Springwatch’ which explores rural wildlife. Her frustration at the abundance of unused farmland across Britain and excessive food wastage (she has …

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The high farmer suicide rate in India is perhaps one of the most alarming observations to be made in the country over the past few years. A study made between 1997 and 2006 showed that an average of 16,000 farmers committed suicide every year, that makes for every 7th suicide in the country. Since 2001, …

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We just have to show you this incredible hydroponics system! At the Milan Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, France’s contribution to the event is a giant hydroponic garden, designed to look like the rolling hills of the French countryside. It will be a restaurant, a vegetable garden and a market all in …

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The global need for more and more food has made allowances for some agricultural methods with questionable ethics. One of these is continual deforestation to create arable land. Many forest clearers burn hundreds of acres of rainforest. This not only decreases the Earth’s ability to sequester carbon and accelerates climate change, but it destroys the …

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Aquaponics is a culmination of aquaculture and hydroponics, but what are they individually? Aquaculture Aquaculture is fish farming, and is a system of agriculture dating back thousands of years. 3500 BC in China is when the first farming of the common carp began, and remnants of ancient Egypt in 2500 BC show depictions of tilapia …

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Tilapia are hugely popular in aquaponic systems due to their adaptive and hardy nature. But here are 9 things you probably didn’t know about your new favorite fish: 1. Tilapia fish appear in the Christian Bible in the Gospel of Matthew, when St. Peter caught a fish with a coin in its mouth. As a …

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Aquaponics workshop. Image Credit: Maciej Wojnicki (Flickr)

Maybe aquaponics in the city sounds crazy, but one of the ways aquaponics is truly special is the ability to place a system almost anywhere. Small urban systems are becoming increasingly popular, and if you are a city dweller this is the perfect way to provide food for your family and as well as having …

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Charlie Price @ TEDx Warwick

There is a TED talk for just about anything cool these days, so of course there are some great talks on Aquaponics on TED! The below video is our favorite as the speaker Charlie Price covers the bases in a way that is both informative and easy to understand. Charlie is from Aquaponics UK – …

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Tilapia is a commonly used fish in an aquaponics system – and for good reason. Tilapia are hardy to keep, but also popular as a food so are easy to sell, but also oh-so easy to enjoy yourself. It is firm-fleshed fish, versatile to cook and delicious. It also doesn’t give off a strong fishy …

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