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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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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