Pennsylvania – Picking Up Where the USDA Leaves Off

Touch the Soil News #1388 (Feature photo – Seal of the State of Pennsylvania – By Henrik – Own workBoat and plow from File:Flag of Pennsylvania.svg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7002778) For most of our lives, the larger arena of food and farming has been overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The State of Pennsylvania…

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Pharmacies as A Place to Get Groceries?

Touch the Soil News #1387 (Feature photo – Geoff Welding Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – JJBers) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) touches on the trend to shop for groceries at pharmacies, which mostly sell processed and packaged food that is not that healthy. At issue is that pharmacies are often the only place available…

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Packaging-Free Grocery Shopping?

Touch the Soil News #1386 (Feature photo – Geoff Welding Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.) British supermarket retailer Waitrose is different. It is the largest employee-owned retailer in Great Britain. The company, in an effort to become more environmentally conscious, is experimenting with packaging-free grocery shopping. You can read the full story here:…

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Sequestering 1 Trillion Tons of Carbon into the Soils

Touch the Soil News #1385 (Feature photo Soil Profile – USDA, Public Domain) Indigo is a company the strives to improve farmers’ profitability, environmental sustainability and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Now, Indigo is putting out a challenge to innovators to come up with a plan on how to…

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The Purpose – Raise Awareness on Food Security and Food Sovereignty

Touch the Soil News #1384 (Feature photo – Powell River Edible Garden Tour – courtesy of Powell River Food Security Project.) The small town of Powell River, along the west coast of British Columbia, Canada is the center of a metro area of around 17,000 people. Yet, the community is concerned about food security and…

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