Should Cities Ensure Food Security, Instead of Federal Governments?

Touch the Soil News #1827 (Feature Photo – Rosario, Argentina – CCA SA 4.0 International) Few citizens are aware the U.S. government has no strategic food reserves. No one has ever demanded that there should be strategic food reserves. Today, the holding and ownership of food reserves is couched with the private sector and households.…

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Another Urban Farming Business Model

Touch the Soil News #1821 (Feature Photo  – Greenhouse Tomatoes – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Mouh2jijel) Urban Ag News, brings the story of growing greenhouse vegetables for high-end clienteles. There is a trend for upscale resorts, restaurants and individuals that want to upgrade their food choices and quality. You can read the full story here: …

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Large Mall Embraces Rainforest, Secret Garden and Urban Farm

Touch the Soil News #1819 (Feature Photo  – 1 Utama  Mall – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Cmglee) 1 Utama, is the 7th largest mall in the world. Weighing in at 5.6 million square feet (130 acres), the mall’s 713 stores are complemented by a rainforest, secret garden and urban farm. Customers can walk through the…

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