88% of Children’s Foods Don’t Meet World Health Standards

Touch the Soil News #1416 (Feature photo – Children Eating – courtesy of USDA) Food Dive journalist Cathy Siegner brings us news about the nutritional value of food targeted to children. The news is not good. In addition to lacking nutrition, many of the foods contained too much sugar. You can read the full story…

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Online Food Delivery Has Issues

Touch the Soil News #1415 (Feature photo – Food Delivery Service – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license – Franklin Heijinen) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings more of the story on the emerging use of online food delivery. There are issues such as cost, isolation and addiction. You can see the video below:

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The Idea of Portable Household Farming Systems

Touch the Soil News #1414 (Feature photo – The Living Greens Portable Farm – courtesy of The Living Greens) Better India journalist Angarika Gogoi brings us the story of one of the larges urban farming enterprises in the world. The company The Living Greens (http://www.thelivinggreens.com/) brings portable farms to homes and helps them get into…

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U.S Farmers – Losing Big in the Trade Wars

Touch the Soil News #1412 (Feature photo – Aquaponic Farm – By Lili Stewart – ATSDR (part of the CDC) series of state-specific fact sheets. Bitmap versions have been seen on US Embassy websites. Direct PDF URL [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14801188) The U.S. agricultural sector plants around 90 million acres of soybeans every year –…

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Backyard Fresh Farms – Making Indoor Vertical Profitable

Touch the Soil News #1410 (Feature photo – Arugula – By Retama – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1803040) Chicago Tribune journalist Alexia Ruiz brings us the story of Jake Counne and the building of Backyard Fresh Farms. http://www.backyardfreshfarms.com/about-us/ Counne is convinced that his technology approach will allow him to grow food at an affordable…

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The Wisdom of an Organic Driveway Farm

Touch the Soil News #1409 (Feature photo – Abundant Greens Poster – courtesy of Abundant Greens Urban Farms) Abundant Greens Urban Farms is an urban plant stand located in the driveway of Jeanene Miller’s house in Ballard, Washington (Seattle metro area). http://www.abundantgreensurbanfarm.com/ K5 News in Seattle covers the story of how Jeanene grew here interest…

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