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Unlimited Energy for Food? It’s Only A Matter of Time

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Touch the Soil News #553 It is true, that one of the more exciting arenas to follow these days is the ever-evolving food chain. However, there are exciting times today in the arena of energy – which is intricately tied to food. While most people do not grow their own food, that situation may change. If energy becomes more affordable and sustainable, the world will not only have community gardens, but community greenhouses, and lots of urban agriculture greenhouses in northern climates. While the world is still psychologically hooked to coal and oil, this is all on a path of change. This year, 2016, has been remarkable in terms of…

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Germany Moves to Ban New Combustion Engines Beginning 2030

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Touch the Soil News #511 While debates over the climate change go on, no one argues that agriculture, which covers 1/3 of the global land mass, is a sitting duck when it comes to weather or any climate anomaly. Climate stability is at the core of the world’s food basket. In a stunning move, Germany’s Federal Council (the Bundesrat) voted to approve a ban on new combustion engine vehicles beginning in 2030. This federal body comprised of representatives from Germany’s 16 individual states explains that what is necessary to comply with the agreements set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement. The Bundesrat is similar in power and function to the U.S.…

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