Integrated wetlands for food production

Zhuangrui Ray CHEN, Ming Hung WONG

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The widespread use of compound pelleted feeds and chemical fertilizers in modern food production contribute to a vast amount of residual nutrients into the production system and adjacent ecosystem are major factors causing eutrophication. Furthermore, the extensive development and application of chemical compounds (such as chemical pesticides, disinfectants and hormones used in enhancing productivity) in food production process are hazardous to the ecosystems, as well as human health. These unsustainable food production patterns cannot sustain human living in the long run. Wetlands are perceived as self-decontamination ecosystems with high productivities. This review gives an overview about wetlands which are being integrated with food production processes, focusing on aquaculture. Copyright © 2016 Published by Elsevier Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-442
JournalEnvironmental Research
Early online dateApr 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


Chen, R. Z., & Wong, M.-H. (2016). Integrated wetlands for food production. Environmental Research, 148, 429-442. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.01.007


  • Wetlands
  • Food production
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Food safety
  • Sustainable development


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