Food Banks – America’s Largest Grocery Chain

Positive Future #861 (Feature photo – Food Donations –  Public Domain.) When we think of a big store with many outlets, we think of Walmart, with approximately 4,700 outlets in the U.S. However, the nation’s food banking network, has over 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, reaching between 45 and 50 million people a year,…

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Activism – Planting Streets with Edible Plants for Everyone

Positive Future #860 (Feature photo – Edible Boulevards –  photo courtesy of Edible Boulevard.) Michelle Shaw of the Alley Newspaper, brings us the story of Edible Boulevards. A local grass roots movement to bring accessible fresh produce to every Minneapolis neighborhood. This is a big vision, considering Minneapolis is a city of 430,000 people in…

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Local Food Security – A Significant Boost to the Future

Touch the Soil News #1754  (Feature Photo – Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Logo – CCA SA 4.0 International)    It doesn’t take much contemplation, to realize modern civilization is 90 percent reliant on artificial life support systems – pumped water distribution, electricity, transportation, waste removal and the list can go on. One of the largest…

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Re-Thinking Apartment Living

Touch the Soil News #1749  (Feature Photo – Rabbit’s Garden – Courtesy of Rabbit’s Garden)    Staten Island Urby apartments have an unusual feature – and on-site urban farm. While the apartments are pricey – studio apartments as high as $2,677 per month – being next to nature and food is a valuable benefit. Brightvibes…

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Re-Terra – Time to Get Serious About Food

Touch the Soil News #1736  (Feature Photo – Quezon City, Philippines –  CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Patrickroque01) The Philippines is a small island nation with at population of 107 million people – one third that of the United States. However, their nation is very small. The land area of the Philippines is just a little…

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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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Singapore Government Gets Behind High Tech Urban Food

Touch the Soil News #1687 (Feature Photo – Singapore Botanic Gardens – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Calving Teo) The island nation of Singapore with almost 6 million people has taken interest in urban food. So much so that the government is putting out $40 million to help 9 farms expand and enhance their production. While…

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