Local River by Mathieu Lehanneur: a Piece of Locavore Luxury

If getting to the market is just too much of a bother to you, plus when you get there most of the food are from the other side of the world then there may be a locavore stirring within you.  Locavores are people who only wish to eat food from their own locality (loca, vore, get it?). It is becoming quite a movement.

If you want to bring forth your hidden locavore (and happen to have  quite a healthy bank balance) then the ultimate food source can be situated in your own house.  Design, environmentalism and aquaponics come together in Local River by artist Mathieu Lehanneur to ensure you will never have to go far for that fish and chips supper again.

From Mathieu's website [Flash]:

The plants extract nutrients from the nitrate-rich dejecta of the fish. In doing so they act as a natural filter that purifies the water and maintains a vital balance for the eco-system in which the fish live. The same technique is used on large-scale pioneer aquaponics/fish-farms, which raise tilapia (a food fish from the Far East) and lettuce planted in trays floating on the surface of the ponds.


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by taliesyn30.

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The idea is interesting, but just all show IMO.
Just go out and buy a fish tank with a PROPER filter & put whatever fish you want in it.
I just can't see 3 little plants taking up enough of the ammonia and eventually nitrites in the water to do anything.
You can buy aquatic plants, and even they can't get rid of enough to help get rid of ammonia, nitrites & nitrates, at least not in an uncycles tank. Even in a fully cycles tank, it is RARE to have - nitrates, even in a heavily planted fish tank w/ healthy plants.

Just a big ole waste of money IMO.
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Now THIS is the type of thing I dreamed of when I thought of "The Future." Amazing, really, that you can grow food inside your own home like this.
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