Traditional methods of putting fish and produce on our dinner tables have been to scour the seas and rivers with boats, nets, and hooks and to employ the ancient methods of placing seeds into the soil at the appropriate time of the year and return at a later date, after careful tending of the crop, to harvest. The face of food production is undergoing a dramatic revolution so that our traditional food producers would hardly understand or even recognize the technology of providing food to the masses in the 21st century and the centuries to come. The new technology has names like “intensive aquaculture,” “hydroponics,” and “aquaponics.” This technology, described in this entry, is certain to become a future method of producing food responsibly, addressing ...

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