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Amazon Buys Whole Foods – There’s More to the Story (Part 3 of 3)

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Touch the Soil News #733 (headquarters of BlackRock, Inc. – the world’s largest investment management firm CC SA 3.0) Behind the scenes of the potential Whole Foods sale to Amazon, there is more at stake for the American public and particularly the investors than first meets the eye. Today, everyone assumes the stockholders of Whole Foods and Amazon will approve the deal. So, other than Jeff Bezos who owns only 16.9 percent of Amazon stock who are some of the other big holders of Amazon stock? Come to find out, some of the largest stockholders in Amazon (besides Bezos) and Whole Foods are one and the same – the institutional…

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Amazon Buys Whole Foods – There’s More to the Story (Part 2 of 3)

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Touch the Soil News #732 (feature photo – Amazon headquarters in Seattle – CC SA 2.0) Who is Amazon? The surface answer is that it is the world’s largest online retailer. As we will briefly explore, there is a whole lot more to this story. Prior to diving into who Amazon is, our expectation was to find a company fat with profits, making lots of money and the reason why Jeff Bezos is considered the world’s third richest man. What we found was shocking. For the years 2011 through 2015, Whole Foods was more than twice as profitable as Amazon. Amazon had its first year of modest profits in 2016…

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Amazon Buys Whole Foods – There’s More to the Story (Part 1 of 3)

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Touch the Soil News #731 (feature photo – Interior of the largest Whole Foods Market in East Village, New York – CC SA 3.0) Competition in the grocery business, when combined with the impatience of investors, may bring down grocery prices, but at the risk of broader economic decline in America. Americans will spend approximately $1.6 trillion on food this year – about half at restaurants and half in grocery stores. Unlike years past, the grocery industry has become concentrated (see News piece #725 Food Titans – Prepare for Battle). As Americans, we have become used to companies competing. However, the big companies left to compete are no longer just…

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A New Green Revolution

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Touch the Soil News #730 (feature photo courtesy of Daniel Segura Fotografia) The ecological imbalance in cities with concrete, air pollution and heat generation really begs the question about urban vegetation. But how much vegetation can you bring to the city? In the city of Bogota, Columbia is a building called the Santalaia. The Santalaia is the largest vertical garden in the world – 33,500 square feet. The 11 story vertical garden is covered with vegetarian pillars that rise to the roof. This vertical garden is comprised of 115,000 plants of 10 different species. The Santalaia was created by Spanish biologist and landscaper Ignacio Solano (only 40 years of age).…

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Insects – Saving the Fish & Farmland

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Touch the Soil News #729 (feature photo, soldier fly – GNU Free Doc License 1.2) It is hard to imagine that 1/3 of all fish caught from the world’s oceans go into animal feed including food for farmed fish. With so much pressure on the world’s fisheries – causing fisheries to collapse – a solution was needed. Over the past few years a Dutch biotech startup – Protix – began researching the economic viability of feeding low grade organic waste to insects. The insects in their larvae form provide an excellent source of protein for animal feed. A popular insect is the soldier fly. Kees Aarts, co-founder of Protix explains…

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If the Idea Works – Money is Not the Problem

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Touch the Soil News #728 In the world of banking, the number one concept is cash flow. In short, cash flow means more money coming in than going out. If you can build a business model that can do that and demonstrate that it can be scaled up – the sky is the limit. Enter Bowery Farming. Similar to other indoor vertical farming enterprises springing up around major cities, Bowery claims it is more efficient. In fact, it claims (by stacking growing trays vertically) that it can out produce a conventional farm by 100 times relative to square footage. Bowery Farming is the brainchild of Irving Fain (co-founder and CEO),…

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Fleet Farming – Coming to Your Front Yard

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Touch the Soil News #727 (feature photo courtesy of Fleet Farming) One of the drawbacks to putting in a food garden is all the time it takes to plant, tend and harvest. Now folks in Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida can have a relatively inexpensive option. Call Fleet Farming and get on the list to have a garden put in your yard for $500. For the $500 (and your payment of the water) you get to keep a portion of the harvest. The harvest potentially produces far more than you can eat. Fleet Farming has already had over 300 lawns donated in their first two years – only a portion of…

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Community Food – An Emerging Economic Model

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Touch the Soil News #726 (feature photo – CC SA 4.0) In Brazil, the term “favela” stands for slum. Our feature photo shows U.S. President Obama a few years back visiting a favela within the city of Rio de Janeiro called “Cidade de Deus (City of God). Rio is a city of 6.5 million people nestled within a larger metro area of 12.5 million people. Even though Rio ranks among the world’s top metropolises, over 40 percent of the people there live in poverty. The economic blight in Rio is not restricted to cities in Brazil – but the whole world to varying degrees. Over the past few years, the…

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Food Titans – Prepare for Battle

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Touch the Soil News #725 We have all been taught that competition is good thing. Today it is not just about a better product or a better way to do things – it is often all and only about the money – regardless of the economic consequences to the nation and its working people. The ongoing consolidations in the grocery business, for example, have created huge Titans that are preparing for an economic battle. It is no longer about the big swallowing the small. It is about the big battling the big. When big battles big, the fallout can be more dramatic and happen more quickly. For example, it took…

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