Babylon Microfarms – Bringing Food Sovereignty

Touch the Soil News #1498 (Feature photo – Babylon Micro-Farm – Courtesy of Babylon Microfarms) Babylon Microfarms from Charlottesville, Virginia provides a venue for becoming more food independent. The provide a high-tech growing vertical hydroponic machine, heirloom seeds, supplies, growing directions and they monitor your hydroponic machine for you. Called “Guided Growing”, you can learn…

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Farming on Mars

Touch the Soil News #1494 (Feature photo – Surface of Mars – Public Domain, NASA) IN Future news portal bring us the story of how the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is spending money today to fund scientists along the paths of closed environment living and farming. Their premise is that when we go into space,…

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Who Is Looking Out for Food – If Politicians Have Other Priorities?

Touch the Soil News #1484 (Feature photo – FAO Headquarters in Rome – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Scopritore) If you answered the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) you are right. The FAO is the only international organization that tracks global hunger and strives for sustainable goals to food and agriculture. However, reaching everyone…

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Maple Leaf Foods – First Big Food Company to go Carbon Neutral

Positive Future #613 (Feature photo – Food Bank Competition with Maple Leaf Cans of Meat – By Ruth Hartnup from Vancouver, Canada – Vancouver’s Mighty Salmon, sponsored by Allnorth Consultants and Maple Leaf Foods, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72820571 Canadian meat-packing company Maple Leaf Foods announced today that its operations – with 12,000 employees – is…

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The Emerging RoboTaxi

Positive Future #579 (Feature photo – Waymo Autonomous Car Testing – CCA SA 4.0 International – Dilu) Taxis has historically been expensive, making public travel options attractive. Even more expensive than taxis is the cost of car ownership – ranging from $9,000 to $10,000 a year for a moderate choice of cars. Enter the robotaxi…

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More Efficient Bikes Without Drive Chains

Positive Future #558 (Feature photo- Chain-less Bike – Courtesy of CeramicSpeed) Ceramic Speed’s new chainless drive train is touted to be the most efficient bicycle drivetrain when it comes to converting pedal energy into wheel motion. The novel design is a rea eye-catcher. This new high-tech bike design could further revolutionize city travel as bikes…

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The Micro EVs

Positive Future #554 (Feature photo – The Microlino – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – Alexander Migl) CleanTechnica journalist Jennifer Sensiba brings us the story of micro-EVs. The takeaway is that they could sell more if they didn’t look so funny. While this makes sense, is there more to the story. Interestingly they…

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Electrification to Grow in the Bus and Truck Sectors

Positive Future #548 (Feature photo – U.S. Made Proterra Electric Bus – CCA SA 2.0 Generic Sounder Bruce) EnergyCentral journalist Jason Mathers uncovers four (4) game-changing developments that are pushing electrification into the bus and truck sectors. A combination of public money and private-sector investment are clearly setting the path for the future. You can…

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