Food Tremor in the United Kingdom – Grow Your Own Grows in Importance

Touch the Soil News #1962 (Photo – UK Allotment Garden – CCA SA 2.0 Generic, Johnathan Wilkins) Earlier this year, news stations in Europe were abuzz over the shortages of fresh fruits and vegetables in supermarket in the United Kingdom.  From weather issues to energy issues at greenhouses growing vegetables, supplies are short and prices…

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Urban Food Farming in Sri Lanka – Backstop to a National Economic Crisis

Touch the Soil News #1952 (Feature Photo  – Urban Farming at the Town Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka – (Photo courtesy of International Water Management Institute) Sri Lanka is an island Nation of over 22 million people in the Indian Ocean.  About 35 miles from India, this nation recently experienced a dramatic economic crisis in…

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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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Food Tremor – Russia Stealing Ukrainian Grain

Positive Future News #919 (Feature Photo – Chickpeas – Public Domain) Successful Farming Magazine, one of the world’s anchor agricultural magazines, brings the story of Russians stealing Ukrainian grain, and taking over a 60,000-acre farming company in Ukraine. What do you think? The domino effect could increase grain exports from America to nations relying on…

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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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