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FoodCorps – Connecting Children to Health Food in School

Positive Future #787 (Feature photo – School Garden for Teaching – CCA SA 4.0 International, Michael Barera) Foodtank brings us the story of FoodCorps. FoodCorps, a non-profit, is a national service program that educates students about health food. Now the FoodCorps is helping students learn about growing food at home. Youi can read the full…

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The Electric Tractor

Touch the Soil News #1656 (Feature Photo – Solectrac Electric Tractor – Courtesy of Solectrac https://www.solectrac.com/cet) AFN News brings us the latest on the development of an electric tractor. Solectrac, located in San Francisco aims to help reduce the $12 billion U.S. farmers spend on fossil fuels each year. Solectrac is offering the new tractors…

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Food Worries?

Touch the Soil News #1655 (Feature Photo – Individual Depicting Anxiety – By Partridge, Rondal, 1917-, Photographer (NARA record: 8464464) – U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16648146 Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/ ) brings us the story of a new report on how the Covid economic shutdown is leading to hunger, anxiety and worry.…

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The Sustainability of Hemp for Building

Positive Future #786 (Feature photo – Hemp Fiber Board – By Elke Wetzig (elya) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8383485) The Hemp Industries Association brings updates on the various building applications for hemp. The nation’s housing crisis of an extreme shortage of housing units – 2.5 million housing units short – means we can…

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The Hemp of Clothing

Positive Future #785 (Feature photo – Hemp Shorts– By Matti Blume – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70056222 The story of hemp spans centuries as a material for textiles (cloth), particularly for the sails of big ships. Today, hemp clothing is gaining in popularity and in availability. You can see more the story here:

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Plug-In Car Sales Hit 9.5% of the UK Market in June 2020

Positive Future #784 (Feature photo – Flag of Great Britain – Public Domain) CleanTechnica Journalist Dr. Maximillian Holland reports that June plug-in auto sales in the United Kingdom reached 9.5 percent of the car market for the month of June. This could be a sign that the electrification of transportation is gaining rapidly over the…

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Vertical Farming Is Now a $100 Billion a Year Industry

Touch the Soil News #1653 (Feature Photo – Micro Greens – By U.S. Department of Agriculture, Public Domain) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us the story of Fifth Season. Fifth Season is an indoor vertical farming enterprise that has already attracted over $30 million in venture capital money. The company plans to revolutionize the industry with…

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