Saudi Arabia – Experimenting With Salt Water Agriculture

Touch the Soil News #1330 (Feature photo – Emblem of Saudi Arabia – Public Domain) AgFunder News brings some interesting developments that have major implications for food insecure nations with lots of desert adjacent to salt water oceans. Startup Red Sea Farms (https://www.redseafarms.com/) is making news as it looks to commercialize greenhouses that can use…

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College Students Embrace Organic Farming and Beekeeping

Touch the Soil News #1329 (Feature photo – Bee Keeping – courtesy of the Savannah College of Art and Design) The Savannah College of Art and Design is creating a legacy activity – organic farming and beekeeping. Founded in 1978, the college has over 13,000 students on several campuses. Inhabitat journalist Lucy Wang reports on…

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Demand for Food Drives Rainforest and Human Rights Calamities

Touch the Soil News #1323 (Feature photo – Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia –USDA Public Domain) What shows up in our grocery stores is having an increasing negative effect on the world’s rainforests and indigenous peoples. The demand for food and the opportunity for profit are forces driving rainforest destruction and externalization of indigenous people.…

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