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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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Go America!

Positive Future #82 (Feature photo – Flag of the City of Shreveport – Public Domain) The city of Shreveport, in the state of Louisiana, just announced that it was transitioning 10 percent of its city buses to full battery-electric 40-foot Proterra buses. This is a first for Shreveport (a metro area of 450,000 people) and for Louisiana. What makes it even more exciting is that Proterra is an American company specializing in next-generation emissions-free transportation. The transition is not only about clean air, but the new buses will save the community over $2.2 million in maintenance and fuel costs over their service lives. Want More? – Sign up below Special…

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Jeddah Tower – to be World’s Tallest Building

Positive Future #81 (Feature photo – Jeddah Tower under Construction – CCA SA 4.0 International) The tallest building in the world under construction is the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia. It will be 3,281 feet high when completed in 2021. The tallest building in the world today is in Dubai and stands at an impressive 2,722 feet. The tallest building in the United States is the One World Trade Center at 1,776 feet. So how can Saudi Arabia build a building that is almost twice as high as the highest building in the United States? Global economics seem to be changing. Saudi Arabia plans to spend almost $1.5 billion on…

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Venezuela – When the World Doesn’t Need a Country

Touch the Soil News #946 (Feature photo – Venezuela Coat of Arms – CCA SA 4.0 International) Venezuela is in the news again – the country is starving. In this South American nation of 32 million people, 90 percent live in poverty. In 2017, studies have shown that the on average, Venezuelans have lost 24 lbs. of body weight last year. The nation, rich in oil resources, can sell enough at a price to sustain itself. The nation is trying to food-garden itself to prosperity with limited success. Back in the 70s, Venezuela was one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America. So what do you do when the world…

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Tops Friendly Market – Another Grocer Going into Bankruptcy

Touch the Soil News #945 (Feature photo – Tops Friendly Market – CCA SA 4.0 International) Tops Friendly Market in the Northeast is filing a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. This is not a liquidation, but an attempt to re-organize it’s roughly $723 million in debt and try to keep its doors open. If their plan works, they will emerge from the bankruptcy sometime in the future to keep on selling groceries. Tops Friendly Market has 169 stores and some 15,000 employees across three states. Earlier this month another much larger grocer – Winn Dixie Stores – also filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Winn Dixie has almost 500 stores and 41,000 employees.…

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Plastics – Another Problem with Fossil Fuels

Positive Future #80 (Feature photo – Popular products made with plastic – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) The data is accumulating and nations around the world are considering bans on plastic. Sadly, 90 percent of sea birds have some sort of plastic in them. The ocean is estimated to be polluted with over 5 trillion pieces of plastic. Recently, British Petroleum’s Chief Economist – Spencer Dale – told Bloomberg News that British Petroleum predicts oil demand will drop by 2 million barrels a day as a result of emerging plastic regulations. The oil industry is now facing a literal “pack” of wolves that are attacking the product and its products. Divestiture…

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Not Genetically Modified, but Genetically Altered

Touch the Soil News #944 (Feature photo – Pioneer Sign on GMO Field – photo courtesy of B. Gisin) The mega company DowDuPont, Inc. (the giant that came from merging Dow Chemical and Dupont) owns DuPont Pioneer. DuPont Pioneer is a seed company that specializes in hybrid and GMO altered seeds. DuPont Pioneer has created a newer process called CRISPR. This process does not insert a gene from another organism or plant, but simply alters the genetics of an existing plant – like making mushrooms that do not brown as fast. The USDA does not consider CRISPR as genetically modified – even though it is – and has given Dupont…

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Vehicle Electrification 2018

Positive Future #79 (Feature photo – The Chevrolet Bolt – 235 miles of battery range. 2017 U.S. sales of the Bolt exceeded 23,000 units – CCA SA 4.0 International) GreenTech Media reports some interesting facts and figures as relates to automotive electrification: U.S. Electric vehicle sales in 2017 increased 21 percent over 2016. Toyota plans to electrify its entire line-up of cars over the next 7 years. Volvo announced that all of its models introduced after 2019 will be hybrids or all electric. Over the next five years, the global automotive industry is expecting 127 battery-electric models to be introduced. More countries are moving to ban internal combustion engines. Nations…

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Would You Buy a Pancakebot?

Touch the Soil News #943 (Feature photo – Pancake Art – Creative Commons CCO 1.) Universal Public Domain) Called the Pancakebot, it is the world’s first food printer that lays the batter on a hot plate in any shape that you want. Invented by civil engineer Miguel Valenzuela, he raised over $460,000 to help bring his idea into commercial reality. The invention allows you to upload pictures or create your own design. The basic price of the machine is $300. You can learn more at the following link: http://www.pancakebot.com/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Should This Have Made Headline News?

Positive Future #78 (Feature photo – Brightline Train – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) When you read the history of railroads, the economics are rather dark. Virtually every train company ever established in the nation has gone out of business. So, when the first private company in 35 years to establish a passenger rail line celebrates the opening of the first segment, it is certainly out of the ordinary. Brightline began construction of a passenger train that will run from Miami to Orlando (240 miles) back in 2014. The project will cost $3 billion, employ 10,000 people during construction and have 5,000 permanent jobs after the entire line is open. Railway…

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