New Renewable Energy Will Add 200 Gigawatts in 2020

Positive Future #845 (Feature photo – Wind Turbine – CCA SA 4.0 International, Hans Hillewaert) Brightvibes news portal brings us the story of how renewable energy additions to the grid are growing by leaps and bounds. Estimates are that 2020 will see 200 Gigawatts of renewable energy additions. That amount of power could potentially power…

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Is the Plantation – A Colonial Platform of Exploitation Still Alive?

Touch the Soil News #1718  (Feature Photo – Tea Plantations in Kenya – CCA SA 4.0 International, Wktoo)  Farmlandgrab.org brings us a disturbing story of how land and labor have been exploited since the 1980s as Europeans brought mono-culture farming to Africa. The story is not a pretty one, but for the sake of understanding…

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Farms not Arms – Peace Through Food Farms

Positive Future #841 (Feature photo – Combined Flags of the World – CCA SA 4.0 International, Baka888) Agritecture brings us the story of a group of designers, farmers, strategists, and agriculturalists that are building and envisioning food for all – especially those externalized by conflict. You can read the story here: https://www.agritecture.com/blog/2020/11/11/farms-not-arms-tackles-the-refugee-and-food-security-crises

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Planned Economic Contractions – Leave People Vulnerable to Hunger

Community farmers in Richmond, California (in the middle of the Bay Area) have seen a six fold increase in demand for their food. Eliminating rights to keep businesses open – as a health protocol – can lead to hunger and loss of health care. When it comes to hunger, at least people can go local.…

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