Urban Farming – Contributing to a Nation’s Productivity

Touch the Soil News #1775 (Feature Photo– Kitchen Garden – CCA SA 4.0 International) Modern Farmer journalist Dan Nosowitz, brings the story of urban farming productivity. The message that folks can make a difference in their efforts at growing food is encouraging. You can read the story here: https://modernfarmer.com/2022/01/urban-farming-productive/

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Cellular Meat – Getting Substantial Financial Backing

Positive Future News #889 (Feature Photo– Cultured Meat – CCA 3.0 Unported, World Economic Forum) News platform Food Ingredients 1st, brings the story of the largest investment ever into the development and commercialization of cultured meat. Interesting is that two of the world’s largest food companies – ADM and Tyson Foods – participated in putting…

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Should Governments Subsidize Households to Grow Their Food?

Touch the Soil News #1773 (Feature Photo– Arka Vertical Garden Structure – courtesy Indian Institute of Horticultural Research) The state of Kerala in India, has a population of 35 million people. Now the Kerala government is subsidizing farming at home using vertical gardening structures. While they are starting small, the concept is big, considering the…

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Alma Backyard Farms – Learning the Social Skills of Giving to the Community

Touch the Soil News #1772 (Feature Photo– Alma Backyard Farms – courtesy of Alma Backyard Farms) Listening to juvenile offenders and prisoners wanting to transform their lives and give back to the communities they took from, was the starting point for Alma Backyard Farms. Giving back to the community could also apply to other groups…

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Farmland Overshoot

Touch the Soil News #1771 (Feature Photo– Deforestation for Farming – courtesy of NASA, Public Domain) The concept of farmland overshoot, is about carving more farmland out of the world’s last natural vegetation and tree cover. The risk is that the natural lands left in the world, are needed to sustain all life, not just…

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Drought versus Desalination

Positive Future #887 (Feature photo – Desalination Plant  – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, James Grellier)) Modern civilization, more than at any time in the past, is kept alive through artificial means. This includes crop irrigation pumps, electricity, shelter, transportation and the list could go on. These artificial measures, have also pushed the limits of water…

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