Growing Your Own SuperFoods for Health

Touch the Soil News #1579 (Feature photo – WheatGrass – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) This story comes from news portal The Better India. It is about a man who quit his professional job to raise super-foods that combat cancer and then helps people grow their own superfood. You can read the full story here: https://www.thebetterindia.com/218030/punjab-man-earns-lakhs-organic-vegetables-superfood-microgreens-terrace-garden-tip-gop94/

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Food Crisis Can Follow Political Warfare

Touch the Soil News #1526 (Feature photo The City of Doha, Qatar – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license, StellarD). Voice of America news brings us a sobering story of how one small nation – Qatar – had its food imports blockaded by neighboring nations. This is tough survival time when almost 100…

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Urban Agriculture Healthy Food and Entrepreneur Act

Positive Future #632 (Feature photo – Bobby Rush – Official photo – public domain) U.S. Representative Bobby Rush with others introduced legislation that would increase the availability of land and capital in communities to encourage more local urban agricultural production. One of the underlying goals is to improve food security for people in areas that…

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Whatever You Do, Grow Food

Touch the Soil News #1464 (Feature photo – Philippine Senator Francis Pangilinan – Attribution, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62021362) Francis Pangilinan, a Philippine Senator and lawyer, is also a home food gardener. He is pushing legislation that mandates national and local governments to use idle or abandoned government lots and buildings for growing crops, raising livestock and vertical hydroponic…

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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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