The Big Battery Vision

Positive Future #741 (Feature photo – Older Battery Storage Power Station in California – By Ysc usc – Own work, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64315693) Renew Economy journalist Giles Parkinson brings us the story of a pending $300 million battery in Australia to help upgrade its electrical grid. Like the earlier 100MW Tesla battery installed to…

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Are Seeds Finally Getting Their Day of Appreciation?

Touch the Soil News #1608 (Feature Photo – Fruit and Vegetable Seeds – CCA 4.0 International) Modern Farmer journalist Alex Robinson brings us a very interesting story – how the demand for vegetable seeds has skyrocketed this spring. The good news is that seed producers are finally getting an economic message of their importance, which…

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$100 Million to Bring Food Production to the Desert

Touch the Soil News #1607 (Feature Photo – Pure Harvest Smart Farm – Courtesy of Pure Harvest Smart Farms and WAFRA International Investment Company) Global uncertainty brings people to the root of civilization – growing food. The recent investment by WAFRA International Investment company of $100 million into Pure Harvest Smart Farms brings the trend…

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Moving Up the Importance of Food

Touch the Soil News #1606 (Feature Photo – Aerial Photo of Victoria, BC – By Ron Reiring – Victoria, BC Canada, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5830773 The Huffington Post brings us interesting news of how one Canadian city – Victoria, B.C. – is gearing up to raise food for residents. Some parks department employees are being…

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Do Reactions to Covid 19 Pose Existential Threats to Food?

Touch the Soil News #1605 (Feature Photo – Director Generals of WHO, FAO & WTO – By M. Jacobson – Gonzalez – ITU Pictures from Geneva, Switzerland – https://www.flickr.com/photos/itupictures/36433272494, CC BY 2.0, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic,By The White House from Washington, DC – President Trump at Davos, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86339937https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65393569   While shutting the…

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Environmental Impact of Foods?

Touch the Soil News #1604 (Feature Photo – Apple – By Jonathunder – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11808709) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us the most impacting story of which foods have the greatest environmental impact. One of the lowest is apples. Can you guess the highest? You can see the video here:

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World’s Largest Solar Panel Factory

Positive Future #738 (Feature photo – Solar Panels – By AleSpa – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29290121) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings us the story of a Chinese company – GCL Systems Integration Technology. This company plans to build the world’s largest solar panel factory. With a goal of producing 60 gigawatts of solar…

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