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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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Insignificant or Tip of an Iceberg?

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Touch the Soil News #601 (feature photo courtesy of gorilla gardening)   “Planting gardens – that are free for everyone, in space that belongs to everyone – shows people that our neighborhoods can be so much better. Our mission is to cover San Diego head-to-toe in free food.” Devon Lantry, a founding member of Eat San Diego     Growing food in public spaces has been a simmering social movement for several years. Decades ago, when my mother was a teenager living in Switzerland during WWII, city parks where planted into potatoes. It was a public project to stabilize access to food during difficult times. In an interview with Devon…

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U.S. Agriculture – Caution

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Touch the Soil News #600 Rhetoric is hot as it seems America is gearing up to increase import tariffs on foreign autos coming into America. Particularly hot are the issues of U.S. automakers and their factories in Mexico and threats to impose high tariffs on German-built cars coming into the states. While it may seem odd, trade decisions about cars must be weighed in balance with trade decisions about agriculture and financial decisions about interest rates. Take Mexico for instance. Mexico is one of the largest destinations for U.S. agricultural production. According to the USDA, Mexico buys about $20 billion a year in agricultural and food products from America. If…

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Touch the Soil News #599 Few people know that JBS SA – a Brazilian company – is the largest meat processing company in the world. The company has 150 industrial meat processing plants around the world that are operated by some 200,000 employees. In the U.S., JBS SA owns Pilgrim’s Pride. We bring this to our readers’ attention as it validates a “truth” about the world we live in. It goes something like this: “The greater the stakes, the greater the likelihood of mischief.” A few months back, JBS SA came under investigation for inappropriate conduct in getting loans from one of Brazil’s largest Banks – Caixa Economica Federal. What…

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History’s Largest Agriculture Mergers Set for 2017

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Touch the Soil News #598 (feature photo Rosalee Yagihara CC 2.0) You’ve probably heard bits and pieces of the mega mergers unfolding amongst GMO seed, crop and chemical giants. No doubt that as these mega-mergers strive for completion, there will be global protests around the world.   1) Late in 2016, Monsanto stockholders approved the merger with Bayer AG of Germany. Bayer is to pay $66 billion for Monsanto – creating a GMO and agricultural chemical giant. 2) The Dow Chemical and Dupont merger will create another GMO seed and agricultural chemical giant. At the core of the rationale for merger is an expected synergy of $3 billion a year…

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GMO Bans in the News

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Touch the Soil News #597 (feature photo – Chris English – CC SA 3.0) The controversy over GMOs is alive and well. Following are recent bans on GMOs and Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate):   Bermuda’s Environment Minister is not lifting a ban on weed killers containing glyphosate. The ban came into effect almost two years ago – May of 2015. Weed killers containing the controversial chemical glyphosate will be banned from being sold in the nation of Malta come April 2017. The ban comes days after the release of a study showing that the herbicide Roundup caused liver disease in rats. A European Union Citizens Initiative is being accepted by the…

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A Challenge to All Grocery Stores

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Touch the Soil News #596 This week, a modest-sized health and wellness supermarket challenged all other grocers to meet its level of food quality. Earth Fare is a 40-store chain that operates in 9 states throughout the Southeast and Midwest U.S. With roughly 2,500 employees, the grocer touts that its customers will live longer. This comes on the heels of the announcement by the National Center for Health Statistics that life expectancy for Americans declined in 2015 for the first time in 20 years. The Store touts that you can blindfold yourself as you shop in their stores and never worry that you are getting food compromised in any fashion.…

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Natufia – Indoor Kitchen Garden for $14,000

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Touch the Soil News #595 From the small nation of Estonia (Northern Europe), with a small population of 1.3 million people comes a unique high-tech kitchen garden. Called the Natufia Kitchen Garden, it is a standing cabinet with glass windows that is a hydroponic growing system designed to grow lettuces, herbs and tomatoes. Able to hold from 32 to 64 plants, the inventors claim a family of four can eat out of it every day. The Natufia Kitchen Garden is a fully-autonomous growing machine that keeps the plants healthy and alive regardless of whether or not you have a green thumb. This novel kitchen appliance that grows green food is…

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Does Your City Have 38,000 Acres of Vegetables?

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Touch the Soil News #594 Most community gardens and urban farms in America would be hard pressed to cultivate 1 acre of ground – particularly in the city. Even though estimates are that lawns take up about 40 million acres in the U.S., food production is simply not a high priority for urbanites. But what if vegetables, fish and meat were a high priority? The old city of Saigon in Viet Nam – which changed its name back to Ho Chi Minh city – has embraced food production in a way the defies understanding in first-world nations. The city of Ho Chi Minh, while it has much open space, has…

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How Is Your Child-Rearing Budget?

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Touch the Soil News #592 What will it cost to raise a child – born in 2015 – through the age of 17? The USDA reports that the cost is an average of $233,610. That cost applies to married couple with two children that has before tax income between $59,200 and $107,400. For wealthier families with incomes over $107,400 expenditures can reach almost $400,000 to raise a child through age 17. For less affluent couples with incomes of $59,200 or less, the cost for raising a child through age 17 is $158,600. Not included in these costs is the cost of college. The USDA estimates that the annual cost of…

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