Should Cities Ensure Food Security, Instead of Federal Governments?

Touch the Soil News #1827 (Feature Photo – Rosario, Argentina – CCA SA 4.0 International) Few citizens are aware the U.S. government has no strategic food reserves. No one has ever demanded that there should be strategic food reserves. Today, the holding and ownership of food reserves is couched with the private sector and households.…

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Profitable Market Gardening

Touch the Soil News #1816 (Feature Photo  – Vegetable Garden – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Permaculture Apprentice brings an article on making a living from a 1.5 acre market garden. Certainly work efficiency is always a factor. Here are some insights to how one market garden makes a go of it. https://permacultureapprentice.com/how-to-make-a-living-from-a-1-5-acre-market-garden/

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Global Food Price Index Rises in February 2022

Touch the Soil News #1794 (Feature Photo  – Wheat Harvest – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Michael Gabler) The Food and Agriculture Organization, which tracks global prices of key food products, reflects some noticeable increases in the agricultural groups of meat, dairy, cereal grains, vegetable oils and sugar. Averaged together, the price of these food groups,…

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FoodTech and AgTech – Attacking Global Food and Farming Issues

Touch the Soil News #1790 (Feature Photo  AgTech Robot – CCA SA 3.0   Unported, Amazone GmbH & Co KG)) One of our favorite news sites for what’s going on in the world of agricultural technology is AgFunder News: https://agfundernews.com/ They cover everything from farm robots to food deliver robots. In fact, this week, a news…

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Touching the Soil – The Hope of a Better World

Touch the Soil News #1782 (Feature Photo – School Gardening – CCA 2.0 Generic) WPTV5 from West Palm Beach brings an interesting story of how one non-profit is engaging grade school children to learn and help others through gardening. You can read the story and watch the video here: https://www.wptv.com/community/rosarian-academy-students-gardening-program-benefits-homeless

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Drought versus Desalination

Positive Future #887 (Feature photo – Desalination Plant  – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, James Grellier)) Modern civilization, more than at any time in the past, is kept alive through artificial means. This includes crop irrigation pumps, electricity, shelter, transportation and the list could go on. These artificial measures, have also pushed the limits of water…

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