Food security refers to a household or country’s ability to access sufficient, safe, and nutritious food. In today’s highly integrated world, various risk factors including drought, overpopulation, fuel prices, economic instability, wars etc. affect everyone. Not only that, climate change is making traditional farming methods less productive and more unpredictable. By streamlining organic, local food production, aquaponics decreases global food security concerns, creating a healthier, more sustainable planet. Compared to traditional farming methods, aquaponics:
- Utilizes 90% less water
- Consumes 70-90% less energy
- Takes ¼ of the space
- Grows twice as fast
- Uses no pesticides or chemicals
- And everything is grown in your back yard!