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Vegetarians, vegans and those interested in animal rights, occasionally ask us the question – is aquaponics ethical? They worry: •If the plants can be considered edible for a vegan (as they were nourished by fish poop) •If the fish are harmed •If the fish food is vegetarian. Everyone has a different set of ethical principles …

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Will we be able to feed the huge population growth planet earth is experiencing? Are there any ways we can reduce the contamination of our water supply that comes from agriculture pesticides? As cities grow and get further away from farms, is there a way to start growing food a little close to home? The …

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We’ve stumbled upon the below video from Morningstar Fishermen in Hawaii and wanted to share it with you guys. It’s a great demo for what you can achieve with your aquaponics system. Theirs is a highly efficient and relatively inexpensive system, and is also a terrific example of the wide range of produce you can …

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Unfortunately, pests are a problem for all gardeners – even aquaponic ones. An aquaponics system has to be kept completely organic, because whatever you spray on the plants will eventually make it back to the fish. If toxic chemicals are sprayed on your lettuces you will fairly swiftly have some dead fish floating around on …

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Allopathic medicine is a great thing, however many of us are too quick to head to the drugs cabinet for day to day minor ills, which is criminal really when there are SO many natural solutions that work brilliantly! In days of yore, people’s gardens doubled up as a pharmacy, but this traditional knowledge is …

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Many of us feel that accumulating new gadgets shows we are going up in the world. However there is one gadget that we do not want to see in our kitchens, and that’s the microwave. Health is the most valuable thing we have, and we were curious to hear about the mounting research that shows …

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The world of floristry is missing a trick if it doesn’t know about aquaponics! In the flower trade? Why grow flowers in traditional soil if they grow faster aquaponically? As with anything in an aquaponics system, it will grow roughly double the speed as it would in soil. Faster growth means more amazing flowers to …

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If you’ve ever fancied eating like a rocket scientist then you can look no further than aquaponics! Could we one day grow food in space? A group of US students certainly think so! The New Jersey based class won a silver medal for their project a few years ago… and we can’t believe we’re only …

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If you’ve been on the fence about getting started with aquaponics, here are 11 reasons why you should make 2015 your year of sustainable change! 1. You can have an aquaponics system almost anywhere. Even if you don’t have acres of farm land, a successful system can be in your back yard or city rooftop. …

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For large parts of the world, this December marks a festive season full of overindulgences. Many people will use Christmas as an excuse to eat yet more unhealthy food – with nutrient poor, calorie rich ingredients that deplete our physical health. Festive season aside (your body will forgive a few festive treats!) most people do …

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