July 24, 2020 Muhammed ASSAF

Hydroponics and problems of modern agriculture

Emilia Obłuska

 

Our food production and distribution systems look disastrous nowadays. Excessive use of pesticides, fertilizers, soil sterilization and monocultural crops have a huge impact on natural ecosystems and biodiversity on Earth. Climate change and increasingly severe droughts, in turn, hinder farming and cause drastic increases in food prices. If that was not enough, about ⅓ of the food produced goes straighly to the bins and landfills, while 1 in 9 people in the world suffer from malnutrition [1]. The situation calls for a redefinition of agriculture as we know today. Of course, there is no simple remedy for the complicated problems of modern agriculture and food distribution. Many people say, however, that hydroponics can be one of the big steps to repair them.

to be continued

 

Muhammed ASSAF

Muhammed ASSAF (ORCID- 0000-0001-8646-0697) is a horticulturist, PhD candidate at Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Dept. of Horticulture. Specialism is medicinal plants physiology (Abiotic stresses and strigolactone). I participated in many research with Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) for food security and higher education. I amd interesting in research about using deep learning method to detect plant diseases, Bioengineering and Leishmaniasis
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