The lessons we have learned from both water and land, come together beautifully in aquaponics which is a shining example of how the future of farming needs to embrace complementary products to maximise efficiencies and minimise waste.
Representing a closed loop ecosystem, a successful aquaponics system needs to have considered all aspects of the creatures and organisms within that system. Oxidative and reductive reactions are essential to achieve homeostasis and it is in this discipline that organic food production sustainability can offer great benefits to the communities in which they operate.
Supplementing both hydrogen and oxygen to the system at a neutral pH can dramatically assist all of the organisms living in that system enabling faster growth rates and bigger yields. Both fish and plant will benefit from the life giving properties associated with creating an environment biased towards aerobic life in general. In these systems it is the beneficial bacteria’s that are providing the plants with the molecular hydrogen from which it can harvest the electrons it needs to produce biomass. Providing the ingredients the system needs to maintain balance is a critical aspect to ensure that these microbes can stay healthy and do their jobs.
Molecular hydrogen can significantly increase lateral and total root growth which offers far greater access to nutrient availability in the waters below and increasing the biomass above. This also allows for greater cleaning capacity of these waters which in turn benefits the fish and the entire cycle of aerobic activity and life forms.
Integrated closed loop farming systems should be a high priority for all governments around the world where land and water availability is becoming a rare commodity and waste is becoming problematic. These solutions make absolute sense on so many levels it will inevitably become a mainstream necessity before too long. It is after all, the circle of life.