Aquaponics – The Urban farming Revolution Possible Of Feeding Cities Now
Urban farming today is no longer a hobby practiced by a few dedicated enthusiasts growing food for themselves.
It has become a truly innovative field in which pioneering ventures are creating real, robust, and scalable solutions for growing food for large numbers of people directly at the point of consumption.
This is great for communities who want to increase food security and become more resilient to climate change.
Thus aquaponics, which was reportedly used by ancient civilizations such as the Aztecs, is seeing the sprouts of resurgence in modern cities.
The fact aquaponics requires no soil makes it particularly suitable for urban environments
Large amounts of fresh and healthy food — including fish — can now be grown sustainably on urban rooftops, parking lots, or any vacant plot in the city.
Imagine fresh fish harvested just minutes before it is delivered to your doorstep!
Aquaponics A Large Scale Urban Food Solution
The need for large-scale urban food solutions is profound. Let’s take a look at Switzerland for example. The way Switzerland currently grows food accounts for nearly one-third of the country’s total environmental footprint in CO2 emissions and the use of water and other natural resources.
The Swiss government has determined other Western nations’ consumption is likely similar. This means producing the food on our plates makes more than twice the impact on the environment as fulling our cars or heating our homes.
Aquaponics Eliminates Health Food Concerns
Health concerns with food also abound. Recurring food safety scandals have reminded us how dependent we are on farms operating far away, out of sight.
What’s more, the extensive use of chemical additives, fertilizers, pesticides, and antibiotics has become an indispensable part of conventional agriculture today.
This practice grants us higher productivity but at the expense of animal and human health. Urban farming tends to use truly organic practices and thus is less prone to such hazards.
Aquaponics – Understanding the Basic Concept
The basic business concept for an urban farmer is simple: Grow local food in the city, avoid middlemen and transportation distances, and exploit higher margins by selling directly to customers.
The farmer avoids the hugely complex, costly, and polluting distribution and refrigeration system through which city food otherwise travels. Therefore, the farmer also enjoys a competitive advantage in delivering truly fresh, tasty, and nutrient-rich food to customers’ doorsteps.
Urban farming also helps cut way back on food waste — which currently represents about one-third of all food produced worldwide, reports the United Nations’ Think.Eat.Save program — through smaller and more direct delivery from harvest to plate
What This Means to You
You can have your own small aquaponics system right in your own backyard and feed your family fresh organic food all year round whilst saving on your food bill at the same time.
Aquaponics produces 10 times the fruit and vegetables than on a same size plot and time frame compared to traditional soil methods.
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- Have fresh organic produce all year round
- Feed your family healthy nutritious food with no added chemicals
- Save on your monthly food bill
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