Food Banks – America’s Largest Grocery Chain

Positive Future #861 (Feature photo – Food Donations –  Public Domain.) When we think of a big store with many outlets, we think of Walmart, with approximately 4,700 outlets in the U.S. However, the nation’s food banking network, has over 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, reaching between 45 and 50 million people a year,…

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Activism – Planting Streets with Edible Plants for Everyone

Positive Future #860 (Feature photo – Edible Boulevards –  photo courtesy of Edible Boulevard.) Michelle Shaw of the Alley Newspaper, brings us the story of Edible Boulevards. A local grass roots movement to bring accessible fresh produce to every Minneapolis neighborhood. This is a big vision, considering Minneapolis is a city of 430,000 people in…

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The Jian Mu Tower – A Farmscraper Capable of Feeding 40,000 People

Positive Future #859 (Feature photo – The Jian Mu Farmscraper –  photo courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associates.) Arch Daily brings us the story of Carlo Ratti’s 51 story farmscraper. Externally, the building is clad with giant hydroponic farming system, capable of feeding 40,000 people. You can read the full story here: https://www.archdaily.com/967740/carlo-ratti-associati-unveils-worlds-first-farmscraper-in-shenzhen

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Do You Need More Fungi?

Positive Future #858 (Feature photo – Strawberry Field –  CCA BY SA 4.0) Phil Lempert, (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us the story of fungi, soils and plants. A story that soil and plant scientists have been telling for a long time. However, a fresh reminder of old and now new benefits is always refreshing. To see more…

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Farm to Fork – European Union to Change Farming – May Affect the Whole World

Positive Future #856 (Feature photo – Council Chambers of the European Council –  CCA 2.0 Generic, European Council) The European Union (450 million people) is looking dramatically change agriculture for the European continent. In fact, it is so dramatic that, that it is grabbing the world’s attention from both sides of the sustainable farming debate.…

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