Is it Better Service or Stalking Private Citizens?

Touch the Soil News #1333 (Feature photo – Urban Cow – Public Domain) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings an interesting story of how McDonalds just acquired a company called Dynamic Yield. Dynamic Yield specializes in machine learning to gather data about customers in order push recommendations on them in future visits. The obvious goal is to…

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Animals in Urban Farming

Touch the Soil News #1331 (Feature photo – Urban Cow –CCA SA 3.0 Unported) New Food journalist Sam Block brings an interesting story how the local foods trend is bringing farm animals into the city. For urban farmers that integrate livestock into their production plans, the story has material insights. The story surrounds how cities…

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Intentional Climate-Change Economics – Solar Program for 1.75 Million Homes

Positive Future #465 (Feature photo – Jeremy Corbyn – Leader of Great Britain’s Labour Party – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Inhabitat journalist Lucienne Cross reports on how Britain’s Labour Party launched a new green program. Plans are to install solar panels on up to 1.74 million government-subsidized and low-income houses. The goal is to radically…

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