Native Plant Rooftop Farm

Touch the Soil News #1487 (Feature photo – Christian Hampson – Courtesy of Yerrabingin) Creating the world’s first native rooftop farm, Christian Hampson and Clarence Slockee created the Yerrabingin native rooftop farm. You can read the full story here: https://www.uts.edu.au/news/innovation/yerrabingin-grow-worlds-first-indigenous-rooftop-farm?utm_source=UTS%3A+University+of+Technology+Sydney&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Advocacy%2CInternal+Comms+team%2CU+mag&utm_term=Engage+Workspace

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Eating Patterns in America

Touch the Soil News #1486 (Feature photo – Eating Choice – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic, Larry and Teddy Page) FoodMarket News brings us insights from the NPD Group on the eating patterns in America. To say the least, it is revealing. You can read the story here: https://www.foodmarket.com/News/A/1156987/0/NPD-Group-Releases-Report-on-Eating-Patterns-in-America    

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Who Is Looking Out for Food – If Politicians Have Other Priorities?

Touch the Soil News #1484 (Feature photo – FAO Headquarters in Rome – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Scopritore) If you answered the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) you are right. The FAO is the only international organization that tracks global hunger and strives for sustainable goals to food and agriculture. However, reaching everyone…

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Food Robots

Touch the Soil News #1481 (Feature photo – Robot – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us the story of the infiltration into the job market by robots. On thing is for sure is that manufacturers and big companies that use robots will loose business from people whose jobs have been…

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The Latest on Big Indoor Vertical Farms

Touch the Soil News #1480 (Feature photo – Lettuce Greens – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic, Oregon State University) FastCompany brings us the latest in the vertical and indoor farming trend. The story features Bowery Farms. Bowery has attracted millions of dollars of venture capital in its vision to grow big. You can read…

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$100 Million – Now That’s a Big Food Order

Touch the Soil News #1479 (Feature photo – pigs – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International) China is fighting an almost losing battle with the African Swine Fever and the nations withering pork supplies. Estimates are that China may have to cull over 200 million pigs this year. In attempts to fill the shortages and…

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Philadelphia – Creating an Urban Agriculture Manifesto

Touch the Soil News #1478 (Feature photo – Seal of the City of Philadelphia – Public Domain) WHYY news portal brings us the story of how the city of Philadelphia is working on an urban agriculture manifesto. Philadelphia is also one of the first cities to have a dedicated director of urban agriculture who will…

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