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Native Plant Rooftop Farm

Touch the Soil News #1487 (Feature photo – Christian Hampson – Courtesy of Yerrabingin) Creating the world’s first native rooftop farm, Christian Hampson and Clarence Slockee created the Yerrabingin native rooftop farm. You can read the full story here: https://www.uts.edu.au/news/innovation/yerrabingin-grow-worlds-first-indigenous-rooftop-farm?utm_source=UTS%3A+University+of+Technology+Sydney&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Advocacy%2CInternal+Comms+team%2CU+mag&utm_term=Engage+Workspace

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Eating Patterns in America

Touch the Soil News #1486 (Feature photo – Eating Choice – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic, Larry and Teddy Page) FoodMarket News brings us insights from the NPD Group on the eating patterns in America. To say the least, it is revealing. You can read the story here: https://www.foodmarket.com/News/A/1156987/0/NPD-Group-Releases-Report-on-Eating-Patterns-in-America    

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Will Cities of the Future Be Food and Energy Self-Sufficient?

Positive Future #618 (Feature photo – Smart Forest City – courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti) Inhabitat journalist Lucy Wang brings us the story of how a food and energy self-sufficient city is being contemplated in Mexico. Money has been spent to create plans and engineering for the city to be built in Cancun. You can…

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A Solution to Powerline Wildfires and Power Outages?

Positive Future #617 (Feature photo – Wildfire – Public Domain, USDA) The IEEE Spectrum brings news of an invention from Australia that can prevent wildfires from power lines. Seems there is an answer to the forced power-outages that millions of people experienced this year. You can read the full story here: https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/the-smarter-grid/breaking-pges-cycle-of-blackouts-and-wildfires

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Who Is Looking Out for Food – If Politicians Have Other Priorities?

Touch the Soil News #1484 (Feature photo – FAO Headquarters in Rome – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Scopritore) If you answered the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) you are right. The FAO is the only international organization that tracks global hunger and strives for sustainable goals to food and agriculture. However, reaching everyone…

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Food Robots

Touch the Soil News #1481 (Feature photo – Robot – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us the story of the infiltration into the job market by robots. On thing is for sure is that manufacturers and big companies that use robots will loose business from people whose jobs have been…

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