SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Let's get straight to the facts: 5,000 people die daily from lack of clean water. 750 million people don't have access to clean water right now. 805 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy life. The future of humanity is at stake.
For residents of California, their future is already at stake because of their state's water shortage. The need to find a solution can't be put off any longer.
Because of the urgency of the situation, California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order for mandatory water restrictions earlier this month. However, most of the state's water isn't being used by urban areas. According to The Natural Resources Defense Council, an overwhelming 80% of California's water supply is used for agriculture. It would seem, then, that we are in dire need of a more environmentally sustainable and efficient method for growing crops.
Two college students have found the solution. http://kck.st/1yu2hlY
Entrepreneurs Kevin Liang, 22, and Eric Suen, 21, the founders of ADI Ventures, believe that their developed aquaponics concept is the solution we need.
What is aquaponics? Aquaponics is, "a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water."
According to the ADI Ventures, aquaponics can grow food 30% to 50% faster while using less space and 90% less water. It is the solution to future protein and produce to the conservation of water to the utilization of solar energy. It's where fish is raised in the same body of water as vegetables.
The fish produce fertilizer for the plants and the plants act as filters for the fish to create a recycling ecosystem. It's simple. The Mayans and Chinese have been using aquaponics for thousands of years but why has aquaponics disappeared especially when we need it most? ADI Ventures surveyed 500 people in La Jolla and UCSD including professors and students. Unfortunately, only 39 knew what aquaponics is and out of the 39, only 6 could explain the benefits of aquaponics.
Earlier this month, ADI Ventures launched their new Kickstarter campaign for the "Ecoqube C," an even cheaper and more efficient miniature aquaponics system. In 20 days, ADI Ventures raised over $200,000, far surpassing the $15,000 goal. Kevin and Eric hope to connect people with nature by introducing concepts of sustainability in a compelling way. You can see the EcoQube C HERE: http://kck.st/1yu2hlY
Contact: Kevin Liang, ADI Founder/CEO
Phone: 858-224-FISH (3474)
Email: [email protected]
SOURCE ADI Ventures