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Hydroponics is derived from two Greek words: “hydro,” meaning water, and “ponics,” meaning labor. The concept of using an aerated nutrient solution and additional lighting to provide energy for photosynthesis is both interesting and promising. Today, complex hydroponic systems can grow highly nutritious foods in rapid amounts of time, with customized lighting and controlled growing environments.
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When I think about food insecurity, generally I think about people in the community who are not able to afford fresh food, about people who need the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food and nutrition service; and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). I think about people who don’t have access to clean water and who live on less than one dollar a day.

Kinnidy Coley

North Carolina A&T State University
Kinnidy, from Raleigh, North Carolina, is studying animal science in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. Her passion for agriculture began in high school with her involvement in FFA. She is involved on campus through the Pre-Vet/Animal Science Club, MANRRS, the honor society Alpha Lambda Delta, and the Honors Program, and volunteered more than 100 hours with animals in the community. She joined the Global Food Challenge to contribute to finding ways to meet the demands of the growing world through animal agriculture.