“When you combine aquaculture and hydroponics, you get aquaponics. Aquaponics is a type of ecosystem made by humans where fish, plants and bacteria live and work together. They help each other to stay clean, healthy and grow big and strong.
“So at its simplest, thanks to the amazing work done by bacteria, the fish waste is able to feed the plants, and the plants are able to help keep the water clean for the fish.”
Will fish poop change how we grow food? What does food grown “with fish poo and wee” taste like? How can bacteria help us clean water? And how is this farming combination—fish with fruits and vegetables—create a mutually beneficial, sustainable, circular system?
“• Uses a fraction of the water, up to 90% less to soil farming
• No tilling, no weeding
• No chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers
• Grow two food products together, protein and vegetables
• High crop yield
• No waste – compared to soil and aquaculture
• Food security, grow your own food, indoors, cities, year-round
• Works in places with poor soil quality”
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