Demand for Food Drives Rainforest and Human Rights Calamities

Touch the Soil News #1323 (Feature photo – Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia –USDA Public Domain) What shows up in our grocery stores is having an increasing negative effect on the world’s rainforests and indigenous peoples. The demand for food and the opportunity for profit are forces driving rainforest destruction and externalization of indigenous people.…

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Viet Nam – Food Tremor

Touch the Soil News #1280 (Feature photo – Piglets on a Hog Farm – Public Domain) Reuters News reports that the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has called on Vietnam to declare a national emergency as relates to outbreaks of African Swine Fever. Vietnam has been on the edge of food shortages for years.…

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