The Zero Waste Farm

Touch the Soil News #1668 (Feature Photo – Carrot Fields – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Agritecture brings us the story of Zero Waste Farms. This is no small concept, in light of the fact that the U.S. throws away almost 40 percent of the food supply. You can read the full story here: https://www.agritecture.com/blog/2020/7/27/zero-waste-farms-the-next-step-for-sustainable-agriculture

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Is This for Real?

Touch the Soil News #1666 (Feature Photo – American Poverty in the 1940s – Public Domain) In an unprecedented aligning of voices, the World Food Programme, UNICEF, The Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization are calling for action in prioritizing nutrition among the world’s peoples. The socioeconomic side-effects – of coronavirus related…

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Jobs and the Future Belong to Co-operating with Nature

Touch the Soil News #1662 (Feature Photo – The World – By Augiasstallputzer~commonswiki – Own work, based on shoreline data from GSHHS (“crude” level), a public-domain source., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1055628) BrightVibes brings us the story of a new report from the World Economic Forum. The report affirms that pursuing a nature led approach to rebuilding…

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It Was a Target Store – Soon it Will Be an Indoor Vertical Farm

Touch the Soil News #1660 (Feature Photo – Jake Counne of Backyard Fresh Farms – of Backyard Fresh Farms and Indoor Ag-Con) Chicago Tribune journalist Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz brings us the story of how a former real estate developer looks to transform a closed Target Store into an indoor vertical farm. You can read the story…

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The Role of Soils in Global Well-Being

Touch the Soil News #1659 (Feature Photo – Soil Cross Section – Courtesy of USDA) Civil Eats journalist Virginian Gewin brings us the story of an Internationally famous soil scientist. Rattan Lal takes us on a journey to helping the world by helping the soils. You can read the full story here: https://civileats.com/2020/07/15/the-world-food-prize-winner-says-soil-should-have-rights/

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