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More and more conscious consumers are opting to grow their own food due to concerns about the effects of gmo’s, chemically laden conventional food and imported foods. Over the last few years, aquaponics has become the most popular method for growing your own food. By definition, aquaponics is the joint cultivation (growing), of fish and plants in a man-made re-circulating ecosystem that allows sustainable natural food growing without the use of harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers. With the rapidly increasing demand for locally grown organic foods, aquaponics systems are being used in urban environments as well as in the suburbs.
Sahib Aquaponics Research Farm is an urban, sustainable hybrid Aquaponics food garden in Winter Park, Florida USA. This project was inspired by the desire to empower one to be able to grow food locally and naturally without the use of harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers. This became crucial due to numerous factors such as the spiraling food costs due to ever increasing reliance on fossil fuels, the undesirable genetic modifications of seeds and produce, an indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the growing processes of most our food, the resulting severe soil contamination and shortage of clean agricultural land, the acute shortage of fresh water and global climate change and the rapid increase of the world’s population and resulting increased demand of food and potential food shortages and security issues.
Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer talks to Pardeep K. Vedi, the founder of Sahib's Aquaponic Produce Farm to discuss the amazing world of aquaponics. Stay tuned!