Is Urban Food the Next Mega-Trend for the World’s Cities?

Touch the Soil News #1287 (Feature photo – Local Farmers – Public Domain) An interesting article showed up in the U.S. News and World Report about growing food in cities. It is one of the most in-depth articles about food security for cities ever to hit mainstream media. What makes cities important is that there…

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Farmland Grab in 2019

Touch the Soil News #1286 (Feature photo – Farmland Grabbing Injustices – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Wild news about foreign corporations having 999 year leases on farmland that may have been taken illegally to violence against former peasant owners are not going away. In fact, activism is growing with increased illumination of wrongdoing by local…

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City of Philadelphia – Stepping Up Urban Farming

Touch the Soil News #1284 (Feature photo – Seal of Philadelphia – Public Domain) The Inquirer of Philadelphia reports that the city is looking to get involved in finding land for people to farm. Philadelphia has 28,500 vacant lots within the city and 14,800 properties with vacant or abandoned buildings. Philadelphia with a population of…

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The Future of Food

Touch the Soil News #1281 (Feature photo – Food – Public Domain) With food spending in the U.S. reaching over $1.5 trillion a year, the food sector has become attractive for new investment and innovation that will change the future of food. Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) takes a look at where new venture capital money is…

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Industrial Hemp – 10,000 Uses

Positive Future #417 (Feature photo – Hemp Clothes – Public Domain) AgFunder brings us more news about the opportunities of growing hemp. Jonathan Vaught, of Front Range Biosciences, weighs in on the opportunity that exists as federal legislation relaxes restrictions on the growing of industrial hemp. You can read the full story here: https://agfundernews.com/growing-hemp.html

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