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Molasses provides your plants with a natural sources of carbohydrates (sugars) and plant nutrients. Great for use in indoor or outdoor environments. Use in soil or hydroponics in conjunction with any other nutrients or fertilizers.

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Is a Solar Power Revolution Underway?

Positive Future #51 (Feature photo – The Westmill Solar Co operative in England is the largest community-owned solar farm in the world – CCA SA 3.0 Unported – Ben Cavanna) Making the news early this year is a BNEF (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) report. Investment in clean energy in 2017 was $333.5 billion – of that amount, solar was $160.8 billion. China invested $132.6 billion in clean energies, while the U.S. came in second at $56.9 billion. Globally, Investment in clean energy since 2010 is $2.5 trillion. You can read the full report at the following link: https://about.bnef.com/blog/runaway-53gw-solar-boom-in-china-pushed-global-clean-energy-investment-ahead-in-2017/ The big news is that early estimates project new solar capacity in…

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Football Field Turned into Urban Farm???

Touch the Soil News #916 (Feature photo – Michael Sorrell at the Farm (formerly a football field – photo courtesy of Paul Quinn College) Few of us have heard of Paul Quinn College. And few of us have heard of EdSurge news – a news company that focuses on the use of technology in education – including food growing technology. Recently EdSurge did a story on Michael Sorrell – President of Paul Quinn College. When Sorrell took over as head of the college in 2017, it’s football venue was broken, as was the colleges finances. As a result of the situation, Sorrell decided to cut the football program from the…

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Is Urban Farming a Must for our Future?

Touch the Soil News #915 (Feature photo – MUFI Logo – CCA SA 4.0 International License) Lorraine Chow from EcoWatch just published an article that takes the importance of urban farming to the next level – it’s a cornerstone of the future of food. She quotes the Thompson Reuters Foundation which concludes that “Urban farms could supply almost the entire recommended consumption of vegetables for city dwellers, while cutting food waste and reducing emissions from the transportation of agricultural products. Chow also cites Dr. David Suzuki who explains the story of one patch of Detroit – where 12 vacant houses were removed to grow food. This plot has supplied almost…

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Nigeria Egg Scheme – Using Public Instead of Private Capital

Touch the Soil News #914 (Feature photo – The Central Bank of Nigeria – CCA SA 4.0 International License) Rarely, is there a scheme in modern economics that employs a central bank for the purposes of directly financing food production and jobs. In the U.S., for example, the central bank is the Federal Reserve. In a recent article in The Guardian of Nigeria, the Nigerian Government unveiled a plan to create 1 million jobs by creating a sprawling egg-production complex across all the states in Nigeria. The goal is to produce 50 million eggs a day for national consumption as well as export. The name of the plan is NEGPRO…

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Tesla Plans to Produce Hundreds of Thousands of These Cars

Positive Future #50 (Feature photo – A New Tesla Model 3 – CCA SA 4.0 International) Almost two years ago, Telsa started taking reservations for it’s Model 3 electric sedan. Estimates have come out that Tesla has logged in close to 400,000 reservations. Delays in production have plagued the company, but late in 2017, some of the Model 3 cars begin to reach reservation holders. The latest is that Tesla will be ramping up production by mid-2018 to around 5,000 Model 3 cars per week. That would equate to about 250,000 cars by mid-2019. Recently, Edmunds – an American company providing automotive information to the public – received their Tesla Model…

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Beijing – Will It Solve Human Dilemmas?

Positive Future #49 (Feature photo – Traffic Congestion in Beijing – GNU Free Doc License) Beijing, a metro powerhouse of over 25 million people just announced that it was limiting new car registrations for 2018 to only 100,000 vehicles. Sixty percent of the new car registrations must be for new energy vehicles – i.e plug-in electric cars. By 2020, Beijing hopes to limit the total number of cars in the city to 6.3 million units. Aiding this effort will be heavy investments in public transportation and encouraging zero or low emissions vehicles. No other nation in the world is facing such tremendous challenges from population size, deteriorating ecology and over-congestion.…

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The Dalit Women – Go Get It

Touch the Soil News #913 (Feature photo –Dalit Women from India Protest for Basic Rights – CCA SA 4.0 International) Making news in India is a group of Dalit women – demanding access to land to grow food. Some 40 women are demanding 40 acres – 1 acre per woman. In a recent Reuters report the women explain: “We have worked as farm laborers most of our lives – why can’t we own land?” The Dalit women are discriminated against on two fronts – for being of the sub caste of Dalits and for being women. A year ago they took over a 2.5 acre piece of scrub land owned…

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Consumption of the Quiet Giant – Doing the Math

Touch the Soil News #912 (Feature photo – Soybeans – GNU Free Doc License) Soybeans represent one of the largest acreage crops in the U.S. – consuming roughly 30 percent of U.S. prime cropland. Because of their nutritional profiles, soybeans are the baseline crop that underpins the global meat and egg industry. In the U.S., one acre of soybeans produces about 2,550 lbs. of soybeans. This year, China is expected to import, from several different nations including the U.S., approximately 214 billion lbs. This would require land and water of about 84 million acres. Each year, for the past 10 years, Chinese imports of soybeans have increased by about 13.2…

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Ford Motor Company – Has an Electric Scooter Offering

Positive Future #48 (Feature photo – Ford Headquarters – GNU Free Doc License) At the recent CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Ford unveiled the OJO electric scooter. It’s all aluminum frame can handle up to 300 pounds. It’s 500-watt motor allows it to climb hills with an 18 percent grade. The scooter has a price tag of $2150. With a range of around 50 miles, it is certainly city-capable. What do you think? Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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