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David Suzuki: What We Can Learn by Studying Nature

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“Biomimicry” means to copy nature. It’s a science that asks “What does nature do?” instead of “What’s it for?

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Halloween: On a testé les hamburgers aux vers

Halloween: On a testé les hamburgers aux vers | Aquarium and Museum | Scoop.it
C'est une opération originale de la société Speed Burger pour fêter Halloween…

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Ana C. Day's curator insight, October 31, 2015 11:53 AM

"Ils veulent vous faire frémir et c’est réussi. S’il y a des vers dans le hamburger que vous avez commandé chez Speed Burger ce n’est pas la peine de prévenir le service d’hygiène. Depuis mercredi, la société de livraison de hamburger à domicileinnove et commercialise pour célébrer Halloween une édition « très limitée » de cheeseburger… au vers de farine. Parce que 20 Minutes n’a peur de rien, on l’a testé pour vous."

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'Urban Organics' - commercial aquaponics in urban Minnesota

'Urban Organics' - commercial aquaponics in urban Minnesota | Aquarium and Museum | Scoop.it
Urban Organics - new indoor, urban, commercial aquaponics system in Minnesota

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:29 AM

It is a longer article, but quite interesting to show the development and thinking behind another indoor, urban, commercial aquaponics setup. With several of these ventures failing across the US, it is great to see new ones springing up, learning from past failures and adapting to a changing commercial landscape.

Jon Carter's curator insight, December 28, 2013 5:31 PM

How an non-profit gains access to the school systems as well as restaurants around the city. Good insight on how the system is being built to scale. HUGE!!!

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Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers

Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers | Aquarium and Museum | Scoop.it

Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers. Hoping to address increased demand for locally grown food in urban environments, French designer Damien Chivialle has masterminded Urban Food Units, compact food-growing...


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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, February 23, 2013 10:06 PM

This is a bit of an old story, but an interesting one none-the-less.  The cost of these systems is currently prohibitive... but if the costs could be brought down then these could be an interesting solution for urban areas.

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Feature: Why insects could be the ideal animal feed

Feature: Why insects could be the ideal animal feed | Aquarium and Museum | Scoop.it
Regulatory agencies are beginning to weigh the benefits against potential safety risks, including the possibility that insects might accumulate environmental toxins or even transmit diseases to the farm animals that eat them. On 8 October, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy, released its first report on the risks of using insects as food and animal feed. It concluded that the risks depend on the insect species used—and that more studies like PROteINSECT are needed before livestock or fish are switched to this new diet. But in other countries the brave new world of industrial-scale insect farming is already on view.

THE BEST WAY TO TURN INSECTS into food is simply to eat them—and in many countries people already do. More than 2 billion people occasionally cook caterpillars, boil beetles, or marinate maggots as part of their traditional diet. In Southern Africa, 9.5 billion mopane caterpillars—named for their favorite tree—are harvested every year for human consumption, and in Uganda, a kilogram of grasshoppers is more expensive than a kilogram of beef.

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Commercial aquaponics in Hawaii

Commercial aquaponics in Hawaii | Aquarium and Museum | Scoop.it
Aloha Aquaponics on the beautiful island of hawaii

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, May 23, 2013 6:13 PM

This is a nice article about aquaponics on the beautiful island of Hawaii, and how it is being made to work on a sustainable and commercial scale.

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Aquaponics pioneer Aqua Vita Farms closes; will sell off equipment and assets

Aquaponics pioneer Aqua Vita Farms closes; will sell off equipment and assets | Aquarium and Museum | Scoop.it
Owner sought investors last month, saying he was on the verge of making the business profitable.

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, July 25, 2013 6:00 PM

his is such a tremendous shame, but the owners could not quite make it profitable.  They are going to share their knowledge with others though, and each of these setbacks takes aquaponics as a whole, a further step up the ladder to sustainability and profitability.