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Tilapia, the King of Aquaponics – Is There a Hidden Message for Home Growers, Urban Farmers and Community Gardeners?


Legend has it that when Jesus was feeding the multitude, it was Tilapia that was offered. For different reasons, however, Tilapia is rapidly moving up the scale of importance in human food consumption. On a planet starved for inexpensive protein foods, the Tilapia species seems to fit the bill for both organic and industrial farming models. Tilapia is now the third most important fish in fish farming after carp and salmon. Gardening can go a long way towards basic sustenance in terms of vegetables and fruits. However, most people’s diets are also anchored on grains and meat proteins – two classes of foods that most gardeners are not conversant in.…

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