With the Green Deal, the EU has decided on its roadmap to meet major challenges such as environmental degradation and climate change in the coming decades. We explain the goals of the from “farm to fork” strategy of the Green Deal and how we can achieve them with the SEAWATER Cube.
Environmental degradation and climate change are the major challenges of the 21st century. A new growth strategy is demanded with the aim at a modern and resource-efficient economy. A promising roadmap for the future should be the European Green Deal.
The variety and quantities of food in Europe can hardly be surpassed. We live in abundance and all the needed goods are available at any time and in many different variations. But what is actually behind these countless products, where are they produced and is there any reliable indicator for good quality?
Effective water treatment in aquaculture cannot be done without the work of bacteria, because in specially built biofilters they often convert toxic excrements of the fish into animal and environmentally friendly substances. However, if bacteria are present in larger numbers in the bearing tank, they can cause undesirable side effects. Therefore, in closed recirculation systems, a protein skimmer is used in addition to biological filters.
Microplastics are everywhere – in the sea, in the air, in cosmetic products. The small plastic particles have become an integral part of our environment. According to scientists and researchers, there are virtually no more plastic-free areas on earth. Microplastics are ubiquitous, especially in the food sector. Packaging and plastic bags often end up across the rivers in the oceans, where they are consumed by fish and other marine animals as supposed food. Ultimately, microplastics have also become part of our diet. In the new blog post we shed light on the topic of microplastics and its effects in detail and give helpful tips for easy reduction.
Living in the city and at the same time shopping for regional, fresh products within walking distance: That sounds like an ideal that would have a lasting positive effect on our environment. This type of food supply is still largely a long way off, but there are already some exciting and realistic concepts. „Urban farming“ is the generic term for the primary food production in urban areas or the neighboring region, in simple terms it means agriculture in the city. In the new blog post, we highlighted both challenges and opportunities for the implementation of specific urban farming projects.
Almost everyone has done this at least once in their own four walls: For example, you use a sieve and water and simply rinse the dirt away, leaving only the clean salad at the end. This is a type of mechanical cleaning that almost everyone uses regularly. In order to achieve a similar effect in a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS), a comparable filter option is used in a figurative sense: the drum filter, a cylindrical drum covered with a fine-mesh filter net. Learn more about this smart filter technology in our blog post!