DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

August 1, 2014 by  
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Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in some of the projects featured on Inhabitat . Per square foot, it’s the most productive form of agriculture on the planet, and is a perfect example of a living machine: a self-sufficient assembly of plants and animals that functions like an ecosystem , producing food for people without creating waste products or pollution. Read the rest of DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquaponic , aquaponics , aquaponics system , backyard aquaponics , backyard gardening , closed loop system , eco design , fish tank garden , home food production , hydroponics , lettuces , living machine , organic food , self-sustaining , sustainable fish , sustainable food , tilapia , vertical gardening , water garden

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Major Food Companies Quietly Ditch GMO Products

August 1, 2014 by  
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It looks like the pariah status of GMO foods is slowly permeating beyond the natural health and eco-conscious crowd, to take its rightful place amongst major food companies that are quietly banning them from their products. According to an NPR report, some companies, like Ben and Jerry’s ice cream are very vocal about keeping their foods GMO free, placing it prominently on their labels and making it a selling feature for their products. Other companies are starting to follow suit but in a much more behind-the-scenes fashion. NPR reports that General Mills’ original plain Cheerios are now GMO free, but the only word anyone has heard about it was on a company blog post earlier this year. There isn’t even anything on the label that lets you know. Grape Nutsby Post is also free of GMOs while 80 of Target’s brand items are certified GMO-free. Read the rest of Major Food Companies Quietly Ditch GMO Products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ben & Jerry’s , food , FREE , general , GMO , GMO-free food , major companies dump GMOs , mills , non , non gmo , post , Products , project , Target

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7 Easily Propagated Fruits for Transforming Your Backyard into a Food Forest

July 26, 2014 by  
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