Thailand – When Food Must Come from a Local Source

Positive Future News #909 (Feature Photo – Thailand Farming – CCA SA 4.0 International, Takeaway) Thailand, a nation of over 70 million people, and a national history that goes back 800 years, is facing extensive hunger. It is no surprise that the solution that Thai people are pursuing is not buying food from the global…

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Germany Kicks In $22.6 million To Help an Almost Impossible Situation

Positive Future News #898 (Feature Photo – The Horn of Africa – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) The Horn of Africa, a region encompassing areas of four countries, is home to 141 million people. The region is experiencing an extended drought, conflicts over water and pasturelands and locust infestations. The outcome of these dire circumstances, is…

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The Farm Without Borders

Positive Future News #897 (Feature Photo – Farm Without Borders – Courtesy Interfaith Neighbors) Located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is the Farm Without Borders. The farm’s produce is given away to local residents. The produce is accessible to residents 24 hours a day. The farm and its operations are overseen and financed by a…

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High Finance & Food Security

Touch the Soil News #1723  (Feature Photo – Roger Ferguson, Secretary of Treasury Potential – Public Domain) Farmlandgrab.org brings news of high finance and food security. Known for leadership in connecting investors with 2 million acres of farmland around the world, TIAA CEO Roger Ferguson Jr. is being considered for Secretary of Treasury under Joe…

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Food Worries?

Touch the Soil News #1655 (Feature Photo – Individual Depicting Anxiety – By Partridge, Rondal, 1917-, Photographer (NARA record: 8464464) – U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16648146 Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/ ) brings us the story of a new report on how the Covid economic shutdown is leading to hunger, anxiety and worry.…

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Understanding Philippine Food Security as a Way to Understand Ourselves

Positive Future #756 (Feature photo – Philippine Children –  CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Anton Zelenov) Mindanao Times journalist Patmei Bello Ruivivar brings us insights to Philippine food security that has messages for the whole world. The nation’s food security was insufficient and has become even more so with the virus curtailment actions. A small Island…

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Acute Food Insecurity Hotspots

Touch the Soil News #1584 (Feature photo – Map of Nations Facing Acute Food Insecurity – courtesy of the Food and Agriculture Organization) While the Coronavirus takes international headlines, the 4,100 flu deaths from coronavirus pale in comparison to some 450,000 other flu deaths that happen every year. More pressing are the acute food insecurity…

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