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Hemp Oil

Positive Future #235 (Feature photo – Hempseed Oil – CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain) As more and more permits are being issued to grow hemp, it is pharmaceutical companies that are helping drive the use of hemp oil for health. Perhaps there are more questions than answers for many people and they should consult their physician. In the meantime, it is interesting to follow the media unfolding about hemp oil. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Fun Utility Vehicle

Positive Future #234 (Feature photo – Acrimoto Fun Utility Vehicle– photo courtesy of Acrimoto) Acrimoto builds what it calls the Fun Utility Vehicle. According to the company, it has some 2,900 reservations. You can get on the reservation list with a $100 refundable deposit. The base price of a FUV (Fun Utility Vehicle) starts at $11,900. The company is also developing rental platforms in travel destination locations. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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When Big Gets Eaten By Bigger

Touch the Soil News #1100 (Feature photo – Chicken Nuggets – public domain, Evan Amos) Keystone Foods is owned by Marfrig – a Brazilian meat company plagued by scandal and corruption. Marfrig is selling off its subsidiary Keystone Foods. American giant Tyson Foods is buying Keystone for $2.6 billion (in cash). Tyson is the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork. According to Keystone, they are a provider of protein products to major chain restaurants with about %$2.7 billion in sales worldwide. Their customer base includes more than 36,000 quick service restaurants and other major food service companies. According to Keystone, every year they process about…

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Industrial Hemp Gets the Green Light in Canada

Positive Future #233 (Feature photo – Harvesting Hemp – GNU Free Doc License) Recently, the Honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor – Minister of Health Canada –issued a decision to allow industrial hemp farmers to undertake whole plant harvest for the 2018 crop. Health Canada’s revision of regulations allows hemp farmers to immediately collect and store industrial hemp flower, bud and leaf material. You can read the full article on The Hemp News at the following link: http://www.thehempnews.com/canada-hemp-farmers-get-whole-plant-harvest-greenlight/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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EVBox – 60,000 Electric Car Charging Stations Globally

Positive Future #232 (Feature photo – EVBox Car Chargers – CCA SA 4.0 International) CleanTechnica journalist Jake Richardson provides insight on EVBox. EVBox currently has about 60,000 electric car charging stations around the globe – the largest network globally. This number comes as a surprise to many people as it is hard to grasp that just one charging network has achieved such size when many detractors say electric cars are still not feasible. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/17/evbox-expands-to-60000-charging-points-with-evtronic-acquisition/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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More on Court Order That Monsanto Pay $289 Million

Touch the Soil News #1099 (Feature photo – – Monsanto – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) More information is coming out on the lawsuit by Dewayne Johnson against Monsanto in which Johnson got cancer from using Roundup with glyphosate. Johnson’s lawyer showed the jury the secret internal Monsanto memo that the company knew Roundup could cause cancer. This victory has global implications as there are hundreds of other similar lawsuits pending against Monsanto. You can read the full story here: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/10/monsanto-trial-cancer-dewayne-johnson-ruling?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Facebook Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Catching Up On the Hemp Story

Touch the Soil News #1098 (Feature photo – Hemp Seed – CCA SA 3.0 Austria D-Kuru) While Hemp has been associated with psycho-active drugs, studies reveal the level of psycho-active ingredient in industrial hemp is too small for psycho effect. This is important, particularly in light of hemp’s other benefits. Benefits of hemp include medicinal purposes, high in food nutrition, ideal for making textiles (cloth), building materials, hemp paper, for ropes (cordage), water and soil purification, weed control and animal bedding. The world’s largest producer of hemp is France, which has historically produced 70 percent of the world output. Ironically, the U.S. relied on hemp to assure American naval power…

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The Roots of Bringing Back Industrial Hemp

Touch the Soil News #1097 (Feature photo – Industrial Hemp – CCA SA 4.0 International) In days gone by, hemp was an important product medicinally and industrially. Its new-found resurgence may bode well for agriculture and the consuming world. While hemp has become an important industrial crop in other nations, the rise of hemp has its roots just a few years ago in Kentucky. A better understanding of hemp and its industrial / economic value is a key to getting this new industry launched in the U.S. The following video clip brings to light an overlooked crop that has much potential. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign…

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15 Global Mega-Cities Curtailing Cars

Positive Future #230 (Feature photo – Car Exhaust – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Increasing congestion in cities and over 3 million deaths a year linked to car emission pollutants are causing cities to take action. Curbed just published an article on how 15 of the world’s major cities are looking to curtail the use of cars in city limits. On the list are mega-cities such as Paris, London, Berlin and Mexico City. These mega cities represent tens of millions of people and their efforts could spark a much larger global trend. You can read the full story here: https://www.curbed.com/2017/4/10/15207926/car-ban-cities-pollution-traffic-paris-london-mexico-city Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Airline Builds its Own Vertical Indoor Farm

Touch the Soil News #1096 (Feature photo – Emirates stewardesses will serve food grown in the company vertical indoor farm – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Emirates Airline is the largest airline in the Middle East. The company operates 3,600 flights a week to over 140 major cities in 81 countries. Emirates is partnering with a U.S. company Crop One Holdings to build one of the world’s largest indoor vertical farms that will provide the airline with over three (3) tons of fresh (chemical free) leafy greens a day. The indoor vertical farm will cost around $36 million. The facility will be located close to Dubai’s airport – the largest airport…

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