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He Said This?

Touch the Soil News #1055 (Feature photo – Sonny Ramaswamy – Photo USDA) Sonny Ramaswamy is the former director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The mission of the NIFA (a division of the U.S. Department of agriculture) is to stimulate and fund research and technologies that will enhance American Agriculture. Sonny came into the news recently from comments he made while speaking at the GreenTech International trade show in Amsterdam. Horticulture Week quotes Sonny as follows: “The world faces a perfect storm of population growth, malnutrition, obesity, desertification, the spread of pathogens through globalization and a loss of trust in scientists.” Sonny was the head of…

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Solving Hunger – End War, Stop Climate Change, Send More Money

Touch the Soil News #809 (Feature photo – map of areas of global conflict – courtesy of Futuretrillionaire CC SA 3.0) Under the umbrella of the United Nations are the world’s leading organizations attempting to stop starvation of 815 million people, up 35 million from 2015. These organizations include the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the World Health Organization. For perspective, since 2015, global population has grown by over 150 million. Together these organizations have just produced the 2017 – State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World. Their findings are rather sobering: Global hunger affects 11…

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