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A Spooky Food and Gardening Awareness

Touch the Soil News #285 Imagine one day waking up and realizing you need to go home, but you are a million miles from home. Home in this sense is the family farm of three to four generations ago that had a vegetable garden, a couple of milk cows, chickens for eggs, a few acres of grain for bread and some meat animals. The reason you want to go home is that you have found yourself in a city of 7.5 million people (Hong Kong) that is on the edge of China with 1.4 billion people all looking for more food. The realization hits you that everything must be imported.…

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Emergency Food Preparedness – What Is the Best Approach?

Touch the Soil News #187 Have you ever been to a “Preparedness” conference? They are gaining in popularity and long-term food storage is always a primary theme. One of the hotspots for food storage is the state of Utah. Over 20 food storage companies operate in the state to offer things like one-year food storage kits for family members. One year family food storage packs – which tout to be as good 25 years from now as today – can range in price from $7,000 to $8,000. Depending upon quality and variety, one-year food storage packs for one person can range from $1,200 to $2,500. A few years ago, while…

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