GrowUpBox: A shipping container farm that grows tilapia and salad greens

GrowUp’s Kickstarter-funded aquaponic farm is a circular ecosystem with 150 fish, all self-contained in a box.

At the Marlborough Playground in London this summer you’ll see a modified, upcycled shipping container with a greenhouse on top–dubbed the GrowUpBox.  It is producing both fresh vegetables and fresh fish, all in one compact set-up.

 

 

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The aftermath of BP oil spill: mutant seafood

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Signs of the impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp – and scientists and fishermen point fingers towards BP’s oil as being the cause.

Two years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen are finding deformed fish and mutant shrimp in their seafood catch…

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Glow in the dark sushi the latest food craze to hit America

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The genetically modified fish were originally bred to help detect environmental pollutants.

The latest must try food craze to hit America is sushi that glows in the dark. The sushi was inspired by genetically modified fish first bred for scientific research, a video showing how to make the glowing sushi has become a huge hit online. (Pics and video)

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Sharks and Wolves: Prey Interactions Similar on Land and in Oceans

major predators help control the populations of their prey… (but not people)

There may be many similarities between the importance of large predators in marine and terrestrial environments, researchers concluded in a recent study, which examined the interactions between wolves and elk in the United States, as well as sharks and dugongs in Australia.

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AquaBundance – World’s First Aquaponic Gardening System

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Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase

AquaBundance is the world’s first green gardening system that has been designed to grow plants and fish, year-round, both indoors and out. AquaBundance is a highly productive aquaponic system that grows a nearly boundless variety of plants using organic nutrients supplied by fish growing in an attractive adjoining tank.

 

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