FOOD GENETICS AND AQUAPONICS
How do we feed a population of 7.5 billion people? And this is not just about feeding but how do we meet the nutritional demands of 1.2 billion Africans alone? How do we make this sustainable? Well, Aristo group advocates for a totally new approach to ensuring food security.
Food Genetics, but how does it work? Today, agriculture is facing a wide range of dynamics that render it an unsuccessful venture. Soil is no longer a reliable foundation for agriculture, it cannot sustain plant life. Pests and parasites are resistant to herbicides. The herbicides themselves are harmful to plants, man and the soil. Herbicides or pesticide will never solve this problem as micro-organisms will always develop resistance with time after exposure to a dose. With these dynamics, agriculture deserves a new approach.
Food genetics is anchored on several principles. It aims; to produce agricultural products with defined nutritional values, to prevent reliance on soil-dependent agriculture, to provide the nutritional demands of 21st century and eliminate effects on plants, soil or consumers. Gene therapy is a revolutionary development in the field of genetics. With the innovation of the CRISPR technology, a lot more can be done if we focus on food security.
Aquaponics is a very important approach to reducing the reliance on soil-dependent agriculture. Through sustainable aquaculture, we can cultivate plants in a pond and at the same time produce fish but these ought to be done differently. These are the approach that Aristo Group is focused on pursuing, food genetics and aquaponics. A detailed proposal to be provided soon.