The Vessel BRAVE COMMANDER Brings Ukrainian Grain to Starving Horn of Africa

Touch the Soil News #1834 (Feature Photo – Vessel Brave Commander– Courtesy Vessel Finder.com) Successful Farming news brings the story of ships bearing Ukrainian grain successfully reaching the Horn of Africa. This is the first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Russian invasion to reach the drought stricken nation of Ethiopia. Carrying 23,000 metric…

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The Grow-Your-Own Megatrend – Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Touch the Soil News #1831 (Feature Photo – Victory Garden Consciousness– Public Domain) https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19556421  When an emerging phenomenon takes on the stature of a Mega Trend, there are generally multiple drivers (reasons) for something gaining in stature in our cultures. The grow-your-own food concept has gained stature for a variety of reasons. Let’s list 10…

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Food Security – The Key Problems (must see video)

Positive Future News #934 (Feature Photo – Soybeans – Public Domain) The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, just put together a report “Another Perfect Storm?” The report highlights some of the causes of the current food price crisis. For example, poor nations have lost their food diversity and are now dependent upon…

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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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Does Global Agricultural Production, Provide an Important Reference for Small Farmers?

Positive Future News #902 (Feature Photo – Soybean Harvest – CCA 2.0 Generic, United Soybean Board) Very few small farmers, or even larger farmers, are aware of the larger world position when it comes to primary commodities. Market intelligence on the global production of primary food crops is researched and published by the World Agricultural…

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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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NASA – Jumps on the Bandwagon to Feed the World

Positive Future #879 (Feature photo – NASA Farming Tests – Courtesy of NASA) The United Nations projects that earth will have to feed another 2.3 billion people by 2050. That’s roughly 80 million more people each year for the next 29 years – roughly 220,000 more people each day. Currently the world’s population stands at…

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