Should We Be Wary About the Impossible Burger?

Touch the Soil News #1422 (Feature photo – Impossible Burger – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – Dilu) Making news recently is the rapid expansion of the Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger that even bleeds like beef. The process in making the impossible burger is not simple. It includes a process that is…

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Homeless Housing Comes with Aquaponics Farm on Roof

Touch the Soil News #1421 (Feature photo – The Bedford House – courtesy of Project Renewal) Through a collaboration of public agencies and private donors, a homeless housing building is being constructed in the Bronx. The 118 unit building will include a rooftop aquaponics greenhouse and construction will exceed LEED Gold standards. The goal is…

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The Connection Between Food and Deforestation

Touch the Soil News #1420 (Feature photo – Deforestation in Bolivia – NASA) Some estimates are that 80 percent of deforested land ends up being used for food production. Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) explores new tools which can measure areas of deforestation around the world. Food companies can then locate where the farms they buy food…

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Is Rotofarm for You?

Touch the Soil News #1419 (Feature photo – micro greens – USDA ) De Zeen journalist Rima Aouf brings us the story of Rotofarm. Built in Australia, the circular and rotating indoor farm appliance is the latest in counter-top food. You can read the full story here: https://www.dezeen.com/2019/08/15/rotofarm-bace-rotary-hydroponics-garden-sustainable-source-vegetables/

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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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