Video: What is aquaponics?

| 30/08/2009

(Organic Nation): Aquaponics is a relatively new approach to food production that utilizes the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment. The beauty of aquaponics is that it offers a solution to a major issue in raising fish: what to do with fish waste. Instead of polluting the surrounding area with tons of raw sewage, the waste becomes a beneficial fertilizer for plants. Myles Harston of AquaRanch Industries has been working with aquaponics 1992. He grows tilapia and a wide variety of certified organic vegetables including lettuce, kale, herbs, tomatoes, and hot peppers.

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  1. Ugly Bag of Mostly Fish Poo says:

    If you are what you eat, and the certified organic vegetables eat tilapia poo, if you eat the certified organic vegetables – what are you made of???

  2. Anonymous says:

    What is aquaponics?