26 Nov '11, 8pm

Q&A with Sylvia Bernstein, Author of "Aquaponic Gardening": #aquaponics #permaculture #hydroponics #organic

Q&A with Sylvia Bernstein, Author of "Aquaponic Gardening": #aquaponics #permaculture #hydroponics #organic

I would like to highlight one more benefit of Aquaponics. Fish are a healthy, efficient, and safe alternative to meat. It seems that every week we see a news item about an E coli outbreak or a story about the harm that the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are doing to the animals, the environment and the safety of the resulting meat products. By contrast, fish, are cold-blooded animals and therefore cannot harbor E coli (unless, of course, they are contaminated with the pathogen from an external source during processing). In addition, one must remember that an aquaponic system is an eco-system in which all the living inhabitants depend on each other. Thus, aquaponic growers never add antibiotics, growth stimulants, and other medicines because such additives would reach not just the fish but also the plants, bacteria and worms that live in the system (growers ...

Full article: http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/11/26/qa-with-sylvia-berns...

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