Composting – An Emerging Urban Agricultural Business Opportunity

Touch the Soil News #1810 (Feature Photo  – Composting – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Crystalclear) Food wastes represents an immense source of raw material for composting. Making news is Domingo Morales of New York, who has become a local champion and hero for composting waste. Domingo raises the question: Is there opportunity to create compost…

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Urban Ag News – A Source for Urban Ag Business Insights

Touch the Soil News #1809 (Feature Photo  – Greenhouse – CCA SA 4.0 International, Veeti Davideson) While growers like to be passionate about what they do, the reality is that the bills need to be paid, wealth needs to be built, and we have to have a vacation here and there. For this reason, having…

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Electric Bunker Tanker – World’s First

Positive Future News #928 (Feature Photo – Electric Tanker– Courtesy of Asahi Tankers) A bunker tanker brings fuel to large ships, an important activity for the agricultural world. Cargo ships are at the forefront of distributing agricultural goods around the world to create some form of equilibrium between nations of varying food security. The Maritime…

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Urban Farmers – Ratchet Up the Urban Food Focus

Positive Future News #926 (Feature Photo – Rooftop Farm – CCA SA 4.0 International) The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, just published a 10-point plant to boost food resilience in cities. While the article focuses on policies that cities can adopt, often times it takes local growers to promote the causes and build workable…

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North Korean Factory Workers Dispatched to Farms amid Food Shortages

Positive Future News #925 (Feature Photo – North Korean Farming –CCA SA 3.0 Unported) EuroNews Green, brings us the story of lack of food in North Korea. As a result, a national effort is underway to have urban workers join farmers to increase productivity. While we might expect something like this from North Korea, food…

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