Aquaculture May Offer Significant Contributions to Nourishing Human Populations More Sustainably
As marine food continues to be a major source of feeding communities around the world, overfishing, pollution, limits on agricultural resources, and other factors provide increasing incentive to implement community-based aquaculture initiatives.
Team Gemini and its team members continue to develop a variety of solutions to implement numerous sustainable agriculture operations. Land-based aquaculture—often in combination with aquaponics—is one of the key contributors that may shift marine food production increasingly to local communities, helping reduce the carbon footprint of the industry, and mitigating or even eliminating issues of pollution.
Food supplies are already strained from issues like overfishing, food waste, and drought. A combination of aquaculture with a variety of wastewater-treatment and water-recycling options can counter all the aforementioned issues. Because of this, aquaculture is understandably gaining traction as a solution to be explored.
Experts agree that world food production will need to increase by 2050, but we can’t exponentially increase the amount of land or freshwater that would be required to meet that demand. With arable land in limited supply, some estimates indicate we only have 60 years of food production left in our soils if we continue with current agricultural practices.
On average in the United States, food travels 1,500 miles before it reaches the consumer. Many major countries, from the European Union to the United States and Japan, import most of the seafood they consume at home, making seafood one of the most highly traded commodities on the planet. If we could grow more seafood locally, that would shorten the seafood supply chain, reduce seafood’s carbon footprint, stimulate local economies and provide local jobs.
Team Gemini provides innovative recycling, energy, and food production and processing technologies that are among the most efficient on the market. These help resolve issues related to various environmental problems, including those created by exploiting food resources. The goal is to create a sustainable, closed-loop, decentralized ecosystem that can work on a variety of scales.
In Team Gemini’s aquaculture pursuits, critical team members include AKVA group (land-based aquaculture facilities), A3-USA (wastewater treatment), Viscon (aquaponics), Artigianfer (solar-powered greenhouses), and others. Along with 2G Energy (CHP units) and additional technology integrators, depending on client needs, our group provides holistic solutions to sustainable food production and energy resource generation.
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