North Korean Factory Workers Dispatched to Farms amid Food Shortages

Positive Future News #925 (Feature Photo – North Korean Farming –CCA SA 3.0 Unported) EuroNews Green, brings us the story of lack of food in North Korea. As a result, a national effort is underway to have urban workers join farmers to increase productivity. While we might expect something like this from North Korea, food…

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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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Caring for Others – How About Cheesemakers’ Survival?

Touch the Soil News #1649 (Feature Photo – Cheese – CCA SA 4.0 International, Franck Schulenburg) Called the Great Cheese Emergency, small artisanal cheese companies who relied heavily on restaurants to sell their product have been sent into an economic tailspin. Called the Great Cheese Emergency, warehouses are piling up with artisanal cheeses that cannot…

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Nations That Are Becoming Coal-Free

Positive Future #758 (Feature photo – Clean Air Buttons –  Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=167450) It is not secret that coal plants emit particle pollution that has been linked to respiratory health. Inhabitat news portal brings news of how Sweden and Austria just closed their last coal plants. Now three nations in Europe are coal-free – Belgium,…

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