Solar – Vying for the No. 1 Spot in Energy

Positive Future #827 (Feature photo – Benban Solar Park, Africa – courtesy of Copernicus Sentinel Data 2020) EnergyCentral journalist Nevelyen brings us the story of the how the International Energy Agency has declared solar power as the upcoming King of energy. Solar-generated electricity has expanded by 22 percent in the first seven months of 2020.…

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Amazing Desert Farm

Touch the Soil News #1702 (Feature Photo – Senegal Coat of Arms, CCA SA 3.0, Xavigivax) France24 journalist Ellen Gainsford brings the story of an almost impossible desert landscape turned to farm. Goran N”Diaye of the African nation Senagal, bought the land for almost nothing and then found water less than 20 feet below. He…

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World’s Largest Insect Farm to Open Soon

Touch the Soil News #1701 (Feature Photo – Mealworms – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Pengo) FastCompany journalist Adele Peters brings an amazing story about the future use of insects as protein feed for fish and animals. A company called Ynsect is building the world’s largest indoor insect farm after attracting hundreds of million of dollars…

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Carpark Rooftops – The New Farms

Touch the Soil News #1698 (Feature Photo – Carpark – CCA SA 2.5 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gnangarra) The Straits Times brings news of the latest action of the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). The SFA is a governmental agency charged with food security from farm-to-fork. The SFA recently awarded 9 tenders for creating food farms on the rooftops of…

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Food Matters

Touch the Soil News #1696 (Feature Photo – Food Waste – GNU Free Doc. License) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us the story of one of the most respected environmental organizations – The Natural Resources Defense Council. Established in 1970, this 50-year old non-profit has focused its energies on Food Matters. You can watch the story…

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