The Benefits of Aquaponics

Why Aquaponics?

The benefits of aquaponics are great because they are environmentally friendly. This simple aquaponics setup recycles water and nutrients, and uses 90% less water than ground crops!  Some parts of the United States have surpassed their ability to hydrate the present population. Farming accounts for 75-80% of fresh water usage in the world.  Current irrigation techniques waste precious water and the runoff pollutes streams and rivers with leached soil and fertilizers.  This is great on your water bill and just keeping the environment in mind.

Eliminating Soil Borne Diseases

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause a mild illness (often termed “stomach flu”) with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, and low-grade fever. These symptoms usually resolve in two to three days. It is the most common viral cause of adult food poisoning and is transmitted from vegetables contaminated by feces. Since aquaponics does not use soil, it eliminates soil-borne diseases, so no more food poisoning!

Aquaponics At Your Home

Imagine having a constant  source of fish and vegetables at your back door.   Even if you were wondering how to grow vegetables during winter, you can accomplish this through aquaponics.  This is the secret way to grow vegetables indoors  or in a green house and have a supply of homegrown food year round.  A homemade hydroponic system allows for family activity which can promote healthy eating and helps stretch the food budget.  This family activity provides a great way to teach children how to grow food and care for living things.  Starting off with a small aquaponics setup may be easiest to grow vegetables than other systems because of the minimal amount of work you have to do once it is up and running.

Organic Is GOOD

The vegetables can be organic from day one, instead of waiting several years to certify land where herbicides, pesticides and non-organic fertilizers have been used.  So, what are the benefits of organic food? Let’s narrow down the long list. On the health benefits, it can help in the longevity of the person. It boosts up one’s immune system which helps in fighting off diseases. It can help in the prevention of cancer, heart problems and many others. If you want to shed off those extra pounds, an organic diet will most fit you. By patronizing organic food you also help the environment .There will be less damage, less wastes, less toxins to the environment. Economically, it helps people have extra income and they become more productive.   What are the disadvantages? One is the cost of these foods at organic stores.  We can always start and grow our own organic food in our backyard. We only need commitment, time and effort to start our own Aquaponic DIY (Do It Yourselft) Garden.

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