Are Grocery Stores Going Too Far for Convenience?

Touch the Soil News #1461 (Feature photo – Tesco Store CCA SA2.0 Generic, Martin Bodman) Grocery Dive journalist Jeff Wells brings us news of Tesco, the third largest retailer in the world, headquartered in England. Tesco has teamed up with technology developer Trigo to create stores that are cashierless. The catch is that even for…

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Visiting the Concept of Agrihoods

Touch the Soil News #1456 (Feature photo – Urban Farm – CCA SA 4.0 International, Oztafi US) UrbanLand journalist Kevin Brass brings us a detailed discovery of Agrihoods – neighborhoods built around urban farms that feed residents. You can read the full story here: https://urbanland.uli.org/planning-design/what-does-the-farmer-say-about-agrihoods/

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Visiting Gotham Greens – Oldest Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse

Touch the Soil News #1455 (Feature photo – Hydroponics – CCA SA 2.0 Generic, Ryan Somma) Now, even the Weather Channel is getting into the population issue as it looks at an enterprise that seeks to feed more people in a more environmentally friendly way. You can read the story here: https://weather.com/forecast-change/marketing/news/2019-10-07-urban-farming-hydroponics-help-feed-world-saving-water

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Lab Grown Meat

Touch the Soil News #1454 (Feature photo – Lab Grown Meat – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, World Economic Forum) FoodMarket News brings us updates on lab-grown meat. Different from meat substitutes made from plant materials, lab-grown meat are muscle cells fed and grown artificially. You can read more of the story here: https://www.foodmarket.com/News/A/1154263/0/Lab-Grown-Meat-Start-Up-Raises-14-Million-to-Build-Production-Plant

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Canada’s Largest School District Starts Organic Farming Curriculum

Touch the Soil News #1452 (Feature photo – Toronto District School Board – By PFHLai – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42029131) Canadian CBC News brings us the story of the Toronto District School Board and their collaboration with non-profit Food Share to create an organic farm for students to learn and experience food production.…

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