The Rising Demand for Community Garden Plots

Touch the Soil News #1319 (Feature photo – Community Gardening – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) After decades of industrial farming, it is becoming more common knowledge that much of the food eaten has toxic residues and otherwise disrupted by excessive processing and preservatives. With a typical dinner plate having foods from thousands of miles away…

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Public Food on Public Land

Touch the Soil News #1317 (Feature photo – James Bay, Victoria, Canada – By Brandon Godfrey from Victoria B.C, Canada – Laurel Point Park in Victoria B.CUploaded by PDTillman, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8831705) Within the historic 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to food (access and affordability). While we all…

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Harvard University – Under Scrutiny for Human Rights Violations of Indigenous Peoples

Touch the Soil News #1316 (Feature photo – Sanders Theater Harvard University – CCA SA 4.0 International) Harvard University, the oldest college in the U.S., was established in 1636. In search of lucrative investments, the Harvard Management Corporation has been involved in farm real estate acquisitions at home and abroad. Issues surrounding Harvard’s land investments…

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Growing Food – At the Forefront of Ecological Sustainability

Touch the Soil News #1310 (Feature photo – Artist’s Rendering of the New Vertical Farm Research Facility at the University of Toronto – Courtesy of the University of Toronto) The University of Toronto and Centennial College are joining forces to create Canada’s Firs net-zero vertical farm and a hub for studying environmental technologies. While it…

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