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Animals in Urban Farming

Touch the Soil News #1331 (Feature photo – Urban Cow –CCA SA 3.0 Unported) New Food journalist Sam Block brings an interesting story how the local foods trend is bringing farm animals into the city. For urban farmers that integrate livestock into their production plans, the story has material insights. The story surrounds how cities…

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Intentional Climate-Change Economics – Solar Program for 1.75 Million Homes

Positive Future #465 (Feature photo – Jeremy Corbyn – Leader of Great Britain’s Labour Party – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Inhabitat journalist Lucienne Cross reports on how Britain’s Labour Party launched a new green program. Plans are to install solar panels on up to 1.74 million government-subsidized and low-income houses. The goal is to radically…

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Saudi Arabia – Experimenting With Salt Water Agriculture

Touch the Soil News #1330 (Feature photo – Emblem of Saudi Arabia – Public Domain) AgFunder News brings some interesting developments that have major implications for food insecure nations with lots of desert adjacent to salt water oceans. Startup Red Sea Farms (https://www.redseafarms.com/) is making news as it looks to commercialize greenhouses that can use…

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Brad Paisley Opens a Free Grocery Store

Positive Future #463 (Feature photo – Brad Paisley Performing at the White House in 2009 – Public Domain) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com) explores the new opening of a free grocery store by Brad Paisley. Brad’s vision came from volunteering at a similar project in Santa Barbara, California. While free grocery stores will not dominate the landscape…

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Jury Awards $2 Billion to California Couple for Health Damages from Round Up

Positive Future #462 (Feature photo – March Against Monsanto – CCA 2.0 Generic) The world hasn’t seen the massive protests against Monsanto and its Round Up herbicide containing glyphosate lately. Then Monsanto sold out to Bayer Ag of Germany in 2018. Back in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (which is affiliated with…

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College Students Embrace Organic Farming and Beekeeping

Touch the Soil News #1329 (Feature photo – Bee Keeping – courtesy of the Savannah College of Art and Design) The Savannah College of Art and Design is creating a legacy activity – organic farming and beekeeping. Founded in 1978, the college has over 13,000 students on several campuses. Inhabitat journalist Lucy Wang reports on…

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