The Agriculture Box – Bringing Food Even Closer to Home (or Business)

Touch the Soil News #1549 (Feature photo – The Agriculture Box – Courtesy of the Agriculture Box) Catering News journalist Dina Maaty brings us the story of an innovative Middle Eastern approach to local and organ food. The company called Agricultural Box (http://agriculturebox.com/our-products/) builds urban farming systems using individual wood boxes and the soils, fertilizers…

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Food Delivery Companies – Putting the Squeeze on Drivers

Touch the Soil News #1547 (Feature photo – Food Delivery – By Franklin Heijnen – DSCF2049.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=56726448) Phil lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/)  brings us the story of how food delivery is creating algorithms as they go along the clips the earnings of drivers small bits at a time, until drivers realize they’ve been had.…

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Pushing the Envelope of Local Food

Touch the Soil News #1546 (Feature photo – Groundwork Market Garden – Courtesy of Groundwork Market Garden) Buffalo Rising news portal brings us the story of how a local food enterprise is expanding the facilities and meaning of local and organic food. The company called Groundwork Market Garden is re-inventing the use of a 60,000…

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Locusts – An Agricultural and Food Security Threat Underway

Touch the Soil News #1540 (Feature photo – Locust Swarms – By CSIRO, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35486123) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is warning over the risks of crop devastations by locusts. Locusts pose a threat to 20 percent of the Earths land surface and 65 of the world’s poorest countries.…

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