Aqua ponics is a new methods of farming that blends aqua which is water, ponics is from Greek word: ponein meaning to labor, toil, also from ponos meaning labor. The term aquaponics is a portmanteau of the terms aquaculture and hydroponic. So aquaponic means water labor and is the cultivation of food from a indoor system with the target of producing fresh vegetables and fish for food production.
So why is aquaponics not a reasonable option for food production in our community:
-Not natural, the breeds and varieties used in aqua ponics are not wild or native
-Less nutrition compared to wild foods
-Needs a high input on a daily basic to maintain production including fertilizer, repairs, food etc
-Energy, this system needs a input of energy to operate filters, heating and pumps etc.
-Can be expensive to setup as the system requires pumps, tubing, and tanks/beds.
-A building or greenhouse is needed to house this system especially in England where the weather is cold
-You cant grow root crops limiting diet and the nutrients
From my research we will need to develop more nature sustainable systems which require lower amounts of maintaince and input. I think that permaculture is the best option so far as it offers a large amount of advantages and optimization.
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