Will Climate Change Push Humanity into Working Together?

Positive Future #534 (Feature photo – Human Activities Drive Climate Change – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 1.0 Generic license.) The United Nations just released a report on how climate change is putting unprecedented risks to our ability to feed ourselves. Recommendations include commitments to sustainable use of farmland. At issue is that people have affected…

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The Purpose – Raise Awareness on Food Security and Food Sovereignty

Touch the Soil News #1384 (Feature photo – Powell River Edible Garden Tour – courtesy of Powell River Food Security Project.) The small town of Powell River, along the west coast of British Columbia, Canada is the center of a metro area of around 17,000 people. Yet, the community is concerned about food security and…

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Is the Focus on How Food is Produced Changing?

Touch the Soil News #1373 (Feature photo – Large Scale Grain Handling – Public Domain) For the time being, big farms will prevail. However, just like the tide, things can change without notice. Middle school students in New York have retrofitted a classroom into a hydroponic farm, that sells produce to their cafeteria. Since there…

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North Korea – 10 Million People Face Imminent Food Shortages

Touch the Soil News #1365 (Feature photo – North Korean Farm Without Adequate Equipment – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (Stephan) at Flickr and http://nk.subnetwork.org/) While the news on North Korea is generally about potential armed conflict and weapons, North Korea is facing a food crisis. While trying to wave military threats to the…

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Affordable Housing and Food Security – Working Together

Positive Future #487 (Feature photo – Inside Grocery Store on Wheels – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license – Zache) In a world seeking to serve exclusive high ends, what about a world seeking to serve those on the edge of being excluded? Affordable Housing Finance Magazine…

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Is Urban Food the Next Mega-Trend for the World’s Cities?

Touch the Soil News #1287 (Feature photo – Local Farmers – Public Domain) An interesting article showed up in the U.S. News and World Report about growing food in cities. It is one of the most in-depth articles about food security for cities ever to hit mainstream media. What makes cities important is that there…

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