GROW IT: ”Aquaponics is a revolutionary food production system that features a symbiotic relationship between fish and crop, where organic fish waste is used as a fertilizer to grow food crops through hydroponic techniques. The plants and their media, in turn, de-nitrify and filter the water, which is then returned to the fish environment to complete a flourishing ecosystem. This phenomenon together with naturally available nitrifying bacteria and compost worms create a naturally abundant food supply system that is sustainable and pure.
Requiring only 10% of the water used by traditional soil based agriculture Aquaponics can sustainably produce food without the need for any enhancing chemical. Aquaponics is an all weather solution that is independent of land quality and continuous water availability. This highly-scalable food system when designed suitably, outputs valuable plant crops as well as freshwater fish and crustaceans.”
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