Could Building Soils Together Change the World?

Touch the Soil News 1553 (Feature photo – Three Years Old Household Compost – Derzsi Elekes Andor: Metapolisz DVD line http://nektar.oszk.hu/en/manifestation/2623913 It is interesting that some things that could make a big difference in the world are actually quite simple. Josh Whiton of Make Soil brings us a calm, but bigger picture way to heal many…

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Does Your Sustainable Farm Need Pigs?

Touch the Soil News #1552 (Feature photo – Pasture Raised Pigs – By Jeff Vanuga / Photo courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24827060) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us the story of how pigs can play an important role not only in meat production, but in vegetable and other crop production. You can see…

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Global Food Price Index – Continues Upward in January 2020

Touch the Soil News #1551 (Feature photo – Food Market in India – By Rajesh dangi at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18189010) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that January 2020 saw another uptick in global food prices. Th index in January 2019 was 163.9 and it rose to 182.5…

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The Agriculture Box – Bringing Food Even Closer to Home (or Business)

Touch the Soil News #1549 (Feature photo – The Agriculture Box – Courtesy of the Agriculture Box) Catering News journalist Dina Maaty brings us the story of an innovative Middle Eastern approach to local and organ food. The company called Agricultural Box (http://agriculturebox.com/our-products/) builds urban farming systems using individual wood boxes and the soils, fertilizers…

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Food Delivery Companies – Putting the Squeeze on Drivers

Touch the Soil News #1547 (Feature photo – Food Delivery – By Franklin Heijnen – DSCF2049.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=56726448) Phil lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/)  brings us the story of how food delivery is creating algorithms as they go along the clips the earnings of drivers small bits at a time, until drivers realize they’ve been had.…

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Pushing the Envelope of Local Food

Touch the Soil News #1546 (Feature photo – Groundwork Market Garden – Courtesy of Groundwork Market Garden) Buffalo Rising news portal brings us the story of how a local food enterprise is expanding the facilities and meaning of local and organic food. The company called Groundwork Market Garden is re-inventing the use of a 60,000…

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