Aquaponics is a “Growing” Field

Aquaponics survey respondents, 2014

Aquaponics survey respondents, 2014

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future have conducted one of the first large-scale international surveys of aquaponics practitioners. For those who’ve noticed the buzz around aquaponics, the findings are not surprising. First of all, more than 800 people responded to the voluntary survey, which in itself demonstrates enthusiasm. Second, the results show that most respondents are new to the field, and third, that most of them are practicing as hobbyists. The survey has uncovered a couple of big themes in the field of aquaponics: enthusiasm and Read More >

NPR Asks CLF Scholar: Is Organically Produced Food More Nutritious?

Strawberries

Center for a Livable Future Visiting Scholar, Kate Clancy, joined two other prominent scientists for a panel discussion Friday on National Public Radio’s Science Friday program. The conversation centered on recent research showing organically grown strawberries have more vitamin C and antioxidants than berries grown conventionally.

Joining Kate in the program were John Reganold, professor of soil sciences at Washington State University, and lead author of the study published in the journal PLoS One; and Charles Benbrook, chief scientist, The Organic Center.

Read a transcript of the program or listen to the audio at NPR.