The Future of Vertical Farming

Touch the Soil News #1715  (Feature Photo – Vertical Farming – CCA 2.0 Generic, Satoshi Kinokuni)  MyFinTech News Portal brings us more of the story on Vertical Farming. Is there really an opportunity in high cost controlled environment farming? Since 2018, about $1.8 billion in venture capital has flowed into vertical farming start-ups. You can…

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Why Hunger?

Touch the Soil News #1714  (Feature Photo – Fresh Vegetables – CCA SA 4.0 International, Tila Monto)  WCBS News Radio brings us the story of urban farmers in New York pitching in to give food to food banks and work with local nonprofits to fight hunger. You can read the story here: https://www.radio.com/wcbs880/news/local/whyhunger-urban-farms-distribute-food-to-bronx-communities

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The Leafy Green Migration to High Tech Indoor Farming

Touch the Soil News #1712  (Feature Photo – Leafy Greens – By Libby Kokes – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=89034266)  Agritecture news portal brings the story of Kalera – one of several fast growing vertical farming companies. Kalera focuses on producing leafy greens in ultra-modern vertical facilities that allow for the production and delivery…

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Freight Container Farming in Israel

Touch the Soil News #1711  (Feature Photo – Global Location of Israel – CCA SA 3.0 Unported)  Jerusalem Post journalist Aaron Reich brings us the story of a new vertical farm enterprise that operates out of a Freight Container and other unconventional ways. (https://www.verticalfield.com/) You can read the story here: https://www.jpost.com/jpost-tech/israeli-start-up-makes-vertical-farms-to-grow-crops-in-city-parking-lots-647244

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Food Business and Voting

Touch the Soil News #1709 (Feature Photo – Empty Restaurant – CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain)  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/) Phil Lempert ( https://www.supermarketguru.com/ ) brings us the story of what is unfolding in the food business – to include what 4 million workers from 100,000 permanently closed restaurants are doing. You can watch the video here:

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The indomitable Spirit of Children

Touch the Soil News #1709 (Feature Photo – The Seal of Uganda – CCA SA 3.0 Unported By Sodacan This W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Inkscape. – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18828670) Brightvibes brings us the story of disadvantage children in Uganda, a nation of 43 million people, many on the edge of calamity.…

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Vertical Urban Shrimp Farming

Touch the Soil News #1707 (Feature Photo – Shrimp Aquaponics Setup – courtesy of Akualogix  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/) Undercurrent News journalist Dan Gibson brings news of vertical aquaculture (for shrimp) in the city of Singapore. As an Island City-State, Singapore is constrained as to land availability and must import over 90 percent of its food. Given global…

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