The Vessel BRAVE COMMANDER Brings Ukrainian Grain to Starving Horn of Africa

Touch the Soil News #1834 (Feature Photo – Vessel Brave Commander– Courtesy Vessel Finder.com) Successful Farming news brings the story of ships bearing Ukrainian grain successfully reaching the Horn of Africa. This is the first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Russian invasion to reach the drought stricken nation of Ethiopia. Carrying 23,000 metric…

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New Report on Importance of Urban Farming

Touch the Soil News #1833 (Feature Photo – Tokyo, world’s largest city – By Morio – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,)   Historically, the global trend has been to expand cities, over the world’s best top soils. Many cities have ordinances prohibiting farming in the city. While it is hard to remove pavement and bring…

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The Grow-Your-Own Megatrend – Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Touch the Soil News #1831 (Feature Photo – Victory Garden Consciousness– Public Domain) https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19556421  When an emerging phenomenon takes on the stature of a Mega Trend, there are generally multiple drivers (reasons) for something gaining in stature in our cultures. The grow-your-own food concept has gained stature for a variety of reasons. Let’s list 10…

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Hydropanels – Generate Water from the Air, Using Solar Power

Touch the Soil News #1830 (Feature Photo – Hydropanels – Courtesy of Source Global https://www.source.co/)   Creating drinking water and perhaps water for a modest attempt at food plants is a big thing – getting the attention of the world. FoodBev Media brings us the story of Source Global, that just received $130 million in venture…

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All Hands on Deck for Food Security

In response, the nation is looking at legislation that would, without hindering anyone’s rights, convert to urban farming, all idle or abandoned government or private lands, buildings, shipping containers, subdivisions or villages, public housing, open spaces in all urban, peri-urban and urbanizable areas in the country; and all available land resources and buildings in schools,…

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Traces of Glyphosate Found in 80 Percent of Americans

Positive Future News #944 (Feature Photo – Corn – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Illustratedjc) With concerns by the World Health Organization over the links between glyphosate and cancer in humans, it is not comforting to hear that glyphosate is in many of our bodies. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Round-up. The CDC reports that…

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Despite the Cost – Growing Food in City Buildings is Still a Vision

Positive Future News #942 (Feature Photo – Vertical Farm – CCA SA 4.0 International) Despite geometrically higher costs, vertical growing structures in buildings are still a vision for many. Ariang News, of South Korea, brings us the story of how some buildings are already retrofitted for growing food. The claim by these vertical farmers is…

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