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Canadian Food Bank opens first ever aquaponics farm to feed local people

by Futures Centre, Dec 9
1 minute read

A food bank in Mississauga aims to tackle the issue of feeding a growing population by becoming the first to provide fresh produce to local people through its new aquaponics farm. The food bank partnered with the University of Wisconsin to harvest fresh leafy greens and fish for the community all year round. Alongside the hopes of harvesting 2,000 leafy greens and 215 pounds of Tilapia, the food bank also aspires to educate the communities’ young children on sustainable food production through its education centre.

Our global population is projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 with The World Bank stating that we need to produce 50% more food to meet its demands. 


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