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Future food | Water & aquaculture: Articles
Back to the Future of Food from the Ocean (Winberg, 2018, pp. 3-7)
"The article discusses the role played by seaweeds in human nutrition. The author examines how seaweed can be stored, consumed during long tours, and added to flavour any dish in any region of the world. Information is also given on the impact of omega-3 fatty acids deficiency on human behavior and happiness." (Winberg, 2018, pp. 3-7)
Aquaculture industry in Australia (Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, n.d.)
Information, data and resources about the Australian aquaculture industry from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)
"The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is the Australian Government agency responsible for the efficient management and sustainable use of Commonwealth fish resources on behalf of the Australian community. [AFMA] manages and monitors commercial Commonwealth fishing to ensure Australian fish stocks and our fishing industry are viable now and in the future.
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
The Australian Fisheries Research and Development Corporation or FRDC invests in research, development and extension activities to increase economic, social and environmental benefits for Australian fishing and aquaculture, and the wider community. FRDC, n.d.)
Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, n.d.)
"Fisheries and aquaculture have the capacity – if supported and developed in a regulated and environmentally sensitive manner – to contribute significantly to improving the well-being of poor and disadvantaged communities in developing countries and to achievement of several of the Millennium Development Goals... The Department aims to make a significant contribution to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals and the targets set by the World Summit on Sustainable Development and the World Food Summit." (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, n.d.)
Future food | Water & aquaculture: Water use in agriculture
Humans use a lot of water to grow our food. "We typically eat 500 times more water than we drink. "(Institute on the Environment, n.d.). The following image shows how much water is typically used to produce different foods. However, the amount of irrigation water consumed to produce a particular food depends greatly on where its grown. For example, a cow that eats hay watered with irrigation water uses more water than a cow eating rain fed grass. One big challenge to food system sustainability is to manage irrigation better to produce food in places where water is scarce." (Institute on the Environment, n.d.). See the following article for more details.
Can We Eat Less Water? (Institute on the Environment, n.d.)
"What we choose to eat inevitably affects how much water we use. The plants we grow for crops and the animals we raise for food need a lot of water. Since croplands and pasture together cover almost all of the viable land on earth, we indirectly consume a tremendous amount of freshwater. In fact, about 90 percent of the freshwater we consume from the world’s rivers, lakes, and groundwater is used up to grow crops or raise animals." (Institute on the Environment, n.d.)
The information in this Institute on the Environment "We eat more water than we drink" infographic from the is sourced from the following:
- “http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.” Choose MyPlate. n.p., n.d. Retrieved 26 Oct. 2015.
- Mekonnen, Mesfin M., and Arjen Y. Hoekstra. “The Green, Blue and Grey Water Footprint of Crops and Derived Crop Products.” (2010): n. pag.
- Mekonnen, Mesfin M., and Arjen Y. Hoekstra. “A Global Assessment of the Water Footprint of Farm Animal Products.” Ecosystems 15.3 (2012): 401–415.
- Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. “NDL/FNIC Food Composition Database Home Page.” N.p., Dec. 2011. Retreived 26 Oct. 2015.
"Water is in short supply in much of the world - but what if we use seawater? It's been a dream for many years, but now technology is making it possible. This new seawater greenhouse uses a clever cardboard design to distill fresh water from salt water cheaply and efficiently. It's helping grow crops in Somaliland, and could help stop the water crisis in Africa and other parts of the world that are susceptible to drought. The founder of Seawater Greenhouse, Charlie Paton, explains how unlike traditional greenhouses - which are hothouses - this one is a "cool house" that is ideal for growing temperate crops in deserts or other hot, arid regions." (Freethink, 2018)
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