Natural and Physiological
methodologies and foods
that optimize physiology
No Heavy Metals
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Hipócrates (460-377 a.C.),
father of modern medicine
It is estimated that by 2050, the planet Earth will have a population of 9.6 billion inhabitants, which will be mostly concentrated in large cities (70% of the world population). It is vital to generate more resources that meet the increasing food needs of these huge urban areas.
However, such an increase in food production should not be done at any cost…
The challenge is to bring food production to where people live, to ensure environmental sustainability, so that the production system does not consume more natural resources than it produces, and supply the food needs of the populations, in order to nourish in a healthy and balanced way, without contaminating people with the toxins currently incorporated in industrially and conventionally produced foods.
In our perspective, Aquaponics is the answer to this challenge, and therefore has a great responsibility to contribute to a world with better environment, greater wealth, greater society and, fundamentally, more healthy populations.
We are building a better future for our children and, right now, ensuring them better nutrition and health with the vegetables and fish produced in aquaponics.
Besides the environmental aspect and the rationalization of resources, agriculture and aquaculture production through aquaponics guarantees an excellent quality of its products. As an ecosystem, where plant fertilization results purely from the biology of the system (metabolism of fish and microorganisms), plants incorporate merely natural fertilizer, and it is not necessary or desirable to resort to synthetic fertilizers.
On the other hand, all additions and corrections to water are made with elements used in organic farming. It should be noted that the use of pesticides in plants would seriously jeopardize the survival of fish and, on the other hand, the use of medication in fish would seriously jeopardize the survival of plants. It is, therefore, a system that is self-regulating, offering guarantees to those who consume.
Unlike soil cultures, because aquaponics is carried out in a closed, controlled environment, both plants and fish do not incorporate heavy metals or other contaminants considered to be hazardous to health, such as certain pesticides and herbicides.
Fish and vegetables produced in aquaponics are rich from the nutritional point of view and comply with the guidelines of the National Program for the Promotion of Healthy Eating, DGS – Directorate-General for Health (DGS – Direção-Geral da Saúde, Portugal government).
Freshness, taste, purity and nutritional value make aquaponics products very special!