The Life Aquatic: Aquaponics in Shanghai
Shanghai’s CityWeekend writes:
There’s a revolution coming. A food revolution. At least that’s what David Li and Irving Steel are hoping. They’re among a small group of pioneers promoting aquaponics, an emerging technique that’s slowly making inroads in urban farming. The concept combines traditional aquaculture (raising of marine animals) with hydroponics (growing plants in water) in a closed-loop system: the fish produce by-products that nourish the plants, the plants in turn filter these from the water thereby sustaining the fish, and the farmers get a double crop—edible plants, edible fish. It’s highly scalable, environmentally friendly, and you can do it in your own home.