AQUAPONIC GROWN LETTUCE FARM
There are no chemical, fertilizers, antibiotics, or herbicides found in these products.
Aquaponic Warrior welcomes you to our video collection, here we give you an understanding of the concept of Aquaponic food production. It sources organic, non-chemical food sustainability. No other agricultural system can provide all the benefits that Aquaponic agriculture does.
As shareholders in Oliver's Real Foods, organic take away and eat-in restaurants across Australia, we recommend Aquaponics as the best food growing of organic produce.
AQUAFOD Fodder Growing Systems
Breaking the devastating effect of the Australian drought. AQUAFOD fodder growing systems - greenhouse or container systems - all solar powered.
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Large shed fodder system, particularly good in southern NSW and Victoria, where it gets very cold. Summertime is climate controlled, so it works just as well in all Aussie climate zones.
Drought Relief and Future Farming - Q&A | 6 August 2018
Monday, 6 August 2018 Panellists: David Littleproud, Minister for Agriculture; Joel Fitzgibbon, Shadow Minister for Agriculture; Fiona Simson, President of the National Farmers' Federation; Jenny Dowell, Former Mayor of Lismore; and Matt Sorenson, People’s Panellist from Kyogle. Our panel discussed drought relief, agriculture, regional infrastructure, and climate change.
As a new Australian company focused on Australian farming, we commend David Littleproud, MP Minister for Agriculture, on his never-ending focused work in support and innovation of our farming community and business.
UP NEXT: See the process of AQUAFOD Livestock Fodder Growing (Courtesy of Cherokee Park Ranch, USA)
AQUAFOD are currently in discussions with robotic engineers in Australia, developing an 'Aquaponic' model of this fully automatic fodder machine.
This machine is Hydroponic, but it still requires chemicals to grow fodder.
'AQUAFOD Robotic AQUAPONIC Fodder Growing Machine' will output 5000-8000kg of 100% authority certified as non-chemical, organic livestock feed daily. Hopefully available early 2020.
COMING SOON IN 2020 - AQUAFOD AQUAPONIC ROBOTIC FODDER GROWING MACHINE ProjectAQUAPONIC SYSTEMS DO NOT USE ANTIBIOTICS!
There’s a growing concern about the use of antibiotics in the animal industry and agriculture.
Australia imports about 7 hundred tonnes of antibiotics annually. More than half of that goes into stock-feed, about 8% is for veterinary use, leaving only one-third for human use.
Antibiotics & Agriculture
Antibiotics are used widely in food animals as growth promoters and to prevent and treat infection. Avoparcin, a glycopeptide related to the human last line drug Vancomycin, is used in Australia as a growth promotant in pigs, chickens and feedlot cattle. Virginiamycin is used as a growth promotant but also, for treating resistant human bacteria.
As well as oral administration and injection of antibiotics, small amounts are mixed into animal feed for weeks or months at a time. Feed dosing provides ripe conditions for the emergence of resistant strains.
Antibiotics are also sprayed onto fruit trees to prevent and treat infection. Traces of antibiotics that remain after the initial spraying may encourage emergence of resistant strains of bacteria. During spraying, the wind can spread low concentrations of the antibiotic further afield, possibly increasing the risk of resistant bacteria. In both cases, it is possible for antibiotic resistant bacteria to enter the food chain, ultimately reaching humans.Transferal of resistant bacteria to humans
There is a growing body of evidence proving that antibiotic resistant bacteria are transferred to humans. In 1997, the World Health Organisation’s report on ‘The medical impact of antimicrobial use in Food Animals’ highlighted several cases where transfer of resistance from animals to humans had occurred. It can happen through: direct contact with animals; the consumption of meat; drinking contaminated water or the transfer of genes between animal and human bacteria.
A 1998 review of literature by Australia’s JETACAR committee also concluded that resistant animal bacteria did transfer to humans and cause disease. Antibiotic resistant genes also spread from animal bacteria to human pathogens.
It is the gut bacteria or ‘tummy bugs’, rather than the killer bacteria, like pneumonia, which transfer in this way. However, E.coli and Salmonella, which can be transmitted through food or direct contact with animals, are deadly in some circumstances.
This transferal of resistance is having an effect. The UN reported that, after the introduction of the fluoroquinolone antibiotics for use in food animals, strains of Salmonella with decreased susceptibility to this class of antibiotics were found in humans in France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia Federation, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The emergence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) may also be related to the use of Avoparcin as an animal growth promoter. "There is fairly convincing evidence in Europe that the VRE germ probably developed in animals, pigs and chickens in particular, and this was acquired by the general population through the food chain," says Associate Professor Collignon. The European Union's suspension of the use of Avoparcin, pending further inquiries, lead manufacturer Roche to end production of the antibiotic. Roche cited a lack of market access as making Avoparcin no longer economic. Curiously, Australian agriculture does use Avoparcin extensively, but the most common VRE identified, doesn't appear to be connected to its use.
A review of the use of Avoparcin in Australia by the Agricultural and Chemical Registration body, the National Registration Authority (NRA) was suspended in January 2000, when Roche announced that Avoparcin stocks were running out. In the past the NRA has put extensive restrictions on the use of another widely used animal antibiotic known colloquially as Pen-Strep, mainly because of residue levels in meats.