Organic Food and Aquaponics


| 8/23/2012 11:13:18 AM


Tags: organic food, aquaponics, Chris Downs,

You have a small area, and you want to eat healthier, have you heard of organic food and aquaponics?  With the stress of a busy life, what is it that you do to increase your health?  One way is through eating better and taking a break from the day to day routine of business.  But where do you purchase tasty nutrient rich food?

There is a perception that there is less and less healthy food available in the market, as well as in cafeterias and restaurants.  While the fatty, pre-prepared food has taken over the supermarkets and local stores add stress to our bodies, some people believe that it is getting more and more difficult to find organic food.

Organic Food 

Organic food and aquaponics bring the solution for food that is not only tastier, but it is also healthier than the options available in their local grocery store.

Here is the perception of our food supply:

  • Lower quality food
  • Higher prices
  • Genetically modified organisms (food crops)
  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Farms that spray chemicals on food to increase the shelf life

What is even more alarming is that the price of organic food appears to grow significantly day by day. Even while the quality of what is considered organic slides down in quality.  There is more regulation required to ensure that what is sold in some stores is good quality food, especially when imported from other countries.  This makes it so fewer and fewer people can afford to buy fresh fruits and vegetables necessary for a balanced diet. The solution is purchasing organic food locally. 

nebraska dave
9/1/2012 1:50:21 PM

Chris, you make it sound so simple. I've not seen any thing like you are talking about. The operation is usually larger than what would fit in a garage or living room. Do you have one that's operational? Could we see pictures of it? I am in progress of making my rain water storage tank into an aquatic system. Because of the time to setup a land purchase into a garden, I've not had the time to make it happen this year. It would have been a bad year to get started with fish anyway. The drought made the 400 gallon tank quite low all summer. Next year will be easier than this year at the big garden. Most of the heavy work has been completed so next year will not be about clearing the land or fence building. Have a great aquaponics day.





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