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Is aquaponics good for the environment?—evaluation of environmental impact through life cycle assessment studies on aquaponics systems

Greenfeld, A., Becker, N., Bornman, J.F., Spatari, S. and Angel, D.L. (2022) Is aquaponics good for the environment?—evaluation of environmental impact through life cycle assessment studies on aquaponics systems. Aquaculture International .

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10499-021-00800-8
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Abstract

Aquaponics is often presented as a sustainable food production system that can reduce environmental costs of global food production; yet, its actual environmental effects are understudied. The aim of this research was to review the limited number of life cycle assessment studies dealing with aquaponics, and to highlight environmental cost and benefit of this practice. Our assessment highlights some of the problems, challenges, and advantages of aquaponics as a valuable food production system. We propose guidelines for future life cycle assessments of aquaponics that will facilitate policy and decision-making for farmers with respect to aquaponics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Food Futures Institute
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Copyright: © 2022 Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63658
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