Touch the Soil News #1131 (Feature photo – 80-Acres Farms – courtesy of 80 Acres Farms https://www.eafarms.com/ ) The Journal News recently reported progress by 80 Acres Farms on its new facility near Cincinnati, Ohio. The roughly 3.5 acre indoor farm will be raising greens, tomatoes and strawberries as soon as 2019. 80 Acres Farms claims to be the largest fully automated farm in the U.S. You can read the full story here: https://www.journal-news.com/news/indoor-farming-company-coming-hamilton/V9FsI5PHoHnJUaTpFcZVbN/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
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Touch the Soil News #1130 (Feature photo – Dubai Coat of Arms – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) The National, just released a story about Dubai’s Sustainable City. A city dedicated to green spaces, indoor food growing (to protect from the heat) and no cars. Based upon renewable energy where utility bills are low and a sense of community prevails, residents can also grow their own food. You can read the full story here: https://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/neighbourhood-watch-farming-grows-sense-of-community-at-dubai-s-sustainable-city-1.767356 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #265 (Feature photo – The New Mate X Foldable Electric Bike– CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Whether you are negotiating the urban jungle, the last mile to work or weekend recreation, the new Mate X electric bike is raising the bar. Now, a super electric bike with an 80-mile range to the charge. With an IndieGoGo price of less than $1,000, will this soften the demand for two-car households? CleanTechnica provides all the details: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/09/23/the-new-mate-x-folding-e-bike-gives-commuters-an-affordable-electrified-alternative/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Touch the Soil News #1129 (Feature photo – Sierra Leone Coat of Arms – GNU Free Doc License) The small African nation of Sierra Leone has commissioned the building of one of the world’s largest egg farms. The 10,000 acre farm will supply 195 million eggs a year, enough for its entire citizenry of 7 million. The Sierra Leone government hopes to improve national nutrition with this project, create 2,000 jobs, and even have some eggs to export to build their foreign exchange reserves. It is becoming more commonplace in modern economies for governments to step in to create jobs and secure food when the private-sector (for whatever reason) does…
Positive Future #264 (Feature photo – Hemp Seed – CCA SA 3.0 Austria) Sean Murphy, the founder and publisher of Hemp Business Journal, provides a full presentation on the history and future of hemp CBD oil. CBD is a food ingredient and dietary supplement. For the growers and industry suppliers, Sean’s presentation provides many insights. You can view the video below and also go directly to the Hemp Business Journal website: https://www.hempbizjournal.com/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #263 (Feature photo – Intelligent Traffic Monitoring – CCA SA 4.0 International) The idea is that vehicles and other road infrastructures communicate with each other in real time. The data is then shared with all vehicles to create safer travel, better early warnings and traffic re-routing. In the European Union, the concepts were defined back in 2010 as information and communication technologies being applied to the field of road transport. World Highways recently reported that the nation of Austria (part of the European Union) is the first nation to have vehicles that collect safety-relevant traffic information in real time. You can read the full story here: http://www.worldhighways.com/categories/traffic-focus-highway-management/news/austria-is-first-to-tender-for-c-its-data-collection-on-roads/ Want…
Touch the Soil News #1128 (Feature photo – Sharing Food in Old Times – public domain) There is no question that food waste is big problem, often driven by business models that demand food be trashed to take it off the market. USDA estimates are that over 50 percent of the tonnage that comes off farmers’ fields in the form of fruits and vegetables is trashed somewhere along the food chain. Now, OLIO comes to the rescue. OLIO has created an application for food sharing with over 450,000 participants. The idea is to connect neighbors and local businesses so surplus food can be shared and not thrown away. Phil Lempert…
Positive Future #262 (Feature photo – Hemp Oil – Courtesy of Charleston Hemp Company https://www.charlestonhempcompany.org/ ) With damages now estimated at more than $38 billion, Hurricane Florence is moving into the history books and onto the financial system that must be resilient enough to re-build the damage. Hemp Magazine carries and interesting story about David Bulick and the events surrounding how he saved his 2018 hemp crop. You can read the full story here: https://thehempmag.com/2018/09/carolina-hemp-farmers-recover-from-hurricane-florence/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #261 (Feature photo – Tesla 2020 Roadster Prototype & Bugatti Chiron – CCA SA 4.0 International) The competition that is unfolding in light of the upcoming 2020 Tesla Roadster is more than just an anomaly. A world that seeks to ever nudge up the value of brand names and image seems to be chasing after a smaller and smaller segment of the public. CleanTecnica’s recent article on the upcoming Tesla 2020 Roadster versus the Bugatti Chiron provides an illuminating perspective – A $200,000 Tesla Roadster versus a $3,000,000 Bugatti Chiron. The obvious disparity is that the $200,000 Tesla Roadster is projected to outperform the $3,000,000 Bugatti. This begs…