Wednesday 2 October 2013

Aquaponics Is Growing Farms in the Most Unlikely Places

The world is growing and growing ever more hungry, and there isn’t a single, perfect way to get more food. The changing climate and a projected water crisis cloud the future of agriculture, but the sting of food shortages is already with us, catalyzing riots and political unrest in places like Turkey, Syria and Egypt.

But countries from Bangladesh to Yemen, and cities from Berlin to Tucson, are employing an ancient farming technique to the 21st century—aquaponics is growing orchards in the desert and yielding harvests in the city.

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