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Food Safety Modernization Act Rules Could Hurt Recirc & Urban Ag

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Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) four years ago, shifting the focus from food contamination response to active prevention. FSMA represents a dramatic overhaul of food safety standards in the past 70 years — but there are some worrying gaps for urban farmers and water-based growers in particular. Get the facts below, and […]

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2014 Farm Bill

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Both the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress have now passed the same version of the Agriculture Act of 2014, the reauthorization of the law commonly known as the Farm Bill. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation, making it law soon. The new Farm Bill comes with changes not just for farmers, […]

Fish

Canada Embraces Recirculating Farming

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Recirculating aquaculture is getting the spotlight early in 2014 with Canada announcing a new Vancouver Island facility that is raising salmon commercially in a completely land-based system. The new endeavor has created much discussion about how recirculating farms are changing the landscape for farming across the continent and that open water aquaculture should be a […]

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We need YOU!

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In recent months, there have been so many happenings in food policy – from genetically modified foods studies to questionable permits issued for ocean aquaculture in Hawaii. As each new occurrence was announced, we thought – more people need to know about what’s happening with our food system and speak out for affordable healthy food […]

Nutrition

Recirculating farms – a good source of potassium

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Potassium can help prevent and/or fight a range of health problems. Much like calcium, potassium works to help strengthen bones and is a key player in preventing osteoporosis. The mineral has also been shown to help reduce high blood pressure, kidney stones, and assist with cell function. In particular, seniors, are recommended to get approximately […]

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Johns Hopkins and Partners Launch Aquaponics Survey

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Hey all you aquaponic farmers and gardeners out there – great news – we are making an impact on sustainable agriculture (well we always knew that of course- but now others are starting to notice too!) Johns Hopkins University and others created a special survey to collect information on aquaponic enthusiasts. This is a great […]

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Feeding Frenzy

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One of the biggest challenges in aquaculture today remains what to feed the fish.  Catching wild fish to feed farmed fish is inefficient and can cause all sorts of ecological problems when there are not enough small prey fish to feed larger fish, marine mammals, and birds.  Additionally, small fish are often a critical source […]

Education

A School of Fish!

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In college as well as K-12 grade, aquaponics is making its way to the classroom. This was the focal point of a conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where speakers from around the country explored how recirculating farms can both provide fresh, healthy food for local cafeterias, and be a prominent program of study […]

Education

From Out of The Blue – Green Farming!

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We are very excited to announce the release of our brand new report – From Out of the Blue – Green Farming. It explains what recirculating farming is, how it is growing in popularity and why these farms are key in providing healthy, fresh, affordable food in the U.S. and beyond. In it, there are […]

Education

A Special Hydroponic Garden – on a bus!

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“Meals on wheels” is taking on a whole new meaning now in Reno, Nevada, where local non-profit Urban Roots partnered with the Desert Research Institute to launch “BussAqua” —a hydroponic garden inside an old school bus. The bus hosts tomato plants year-round, and is a tool to teach children all about farming, fresh food, and […]