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Viennese start-up is dedicated to aquaponics

"Striking vegetables from a aquaponics system"

In Vienna, several young farmers founded the Blün company. Using aquaponics, they intend to save on water and fertilizers. "Aquaponics is a circulatory system that combines fish farming with vegetable production," Gregor Hoffmann told the Kurier in an interview.

View into the aquaponic facility / Source: Blün

At this time, the new entrepreneurs are only growing five rows of eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, chillies and cucumbers. "We have special varieties on offer, such as the ox-heart tomato or black eggplants. Once you have tasted one of these, you will want nothing else ever again. That's how intense and good their flavor is.” And by the way: nothing gets thrown away. "If we end up with too many tomatoes, we will make ketchup out of it."

For more information: www.bluen.at  


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