Professionals Moving to Urban Farming in India

Touch the Soil News #1470 (Feature photo – India on the Map – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Aquarius.geomar.de) The India Entrepreneur brings us the story of how young professionals are leaving their jobs to become urban farmers. This story features five (5) new start-ups in this new trend. You can read the full…

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The Omnichannel Experience

Touch the Soil News #1469 (Feature photo – Omnichannel – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic, Daniel Iversen) Grocery retailers are all ganging up on Amazon as the ratchet up their on-line services backed up by immediate pickup at their brick and mortar locations. Phil Lempert https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us more of the story on this emerging…

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Greenhouse Farming in Mongolia

Touch the Soil News #1468 (Feature photo – Mongolia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, ASDFGHJ) Just the title of this story signifies how technology, driven by population growth, is changing the way we approach food. Whoever thought that high-tech greenhouses would emerge in Mongolia, a remote nation with extreme winters? You can see…

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How Millenials Influence Our Food Culture

Touch the Soil News #1465 (Feature photo – Millenials – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic, Paul Holloway) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) explores the arena of Millenial eating habits and preferences. One of the defining trends by Millenials is to buy food that is more health, more ecologically sustainable and more ethical. You can see the…

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Whatever You Do, Grow Food

Touch the Soil News #1464 (Feature photo – Philippine Senator Francis Pangilinan – Attribution, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62021362) Francis Pangilinan, a Philippine Senator and lawyer, is also a home food gardener. He is pushing legislation that mandates national and local governments to use idle or abandoned government lots and buildings for growing crops, raising livestock and vertical hydroponic…

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