Project Eats – Building An Economy Around Food Production

Positive Future #512 (Feature photo – Rick Smith – Director of Operations at Project Eats – photo courtesy of Project Eats) Brooklyn Daily Eagle journalist Irene Archos covers the story of a woman who was writing on food security and then decided to actually get involved in solving food insecurity. Called Project Eats http://projecteats.org/about-us/), Lynda…

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The Global Seed Vault

Touch the Soil News #1378 (Feature photo – Svalbard Global Seed Vault – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license – Miksu) As industrial agriculture continues its focus on a food plan of extremely limited diversity, the Global Seed Vault becomes more important as future generations may still have a chance at diverse food. Food…

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Vertical Farming – The Billion Dollar Gamble

Touch the Soil News #1376 (Feature photo – Vertical Farming – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license Growing greens in controlled environments is becoming big business. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in a handful of large vertical farm start-ups. The goal is to start suppling cities with fresh greens as opposed…

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When Capital Becomes the Aggressor

Touch the Soil News #1375 (Feature photo – World Bank Logo – Own work This W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Inkscape., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49079900) While we often think of armies as the source of aggression. However, our rapidly shrinking planet is pitting organized capital against indigenous people whose land ownership and recognition of historical…

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Touch the Soil News #1374 (Feature photo – Food Forest – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license – Quercusrobur at English Wikipedia) Atlanta. Georgia is making news this summer as it opens its first free food forest to the public. You can not only get closer to nature on an outdoor walk, but you…

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United Way – Every $1 Dollar Donated to Community Garden = $10 Worth of Food

Positive Future #509 (Feature photo – United Way – courtesy of United Way) As one of the oldest non-profits in the U.S. The United Way still has almost 1,200 affiliated offices throughout the United States. Historically the organization just asked for money to help other charitable organizations in communities. However, United Way is directly involved…

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