• WorthStone - Impact Investing
    • ​Comment: Investors are looking on investments that give something back. Returns include: financial, social, environmental, community transformation


  • ​Time Magazine's Gregg Segal - What Kids Eat Around the World
    • ​Comment: Cambridge University identified countries with the healthiest diets in the world. Nine of the top 10 countries are in Africa, where vegetables, fruit, nuts, legumes, In the U.S., nearly 60% of the calories we consume come from ultra-processed foods and only 1% come from vegetables.

  • National Geographic - Step Inside the Silicon Valley of Agriculture
    • ​​Comment: The Dutch landscape is home to greenhouses that minimize gas, electricity, and water usage along with greenhouse gas emissions while maximizing the use of sunlight and recycling nutrients. Further innovation comes in the form of the buildings themselves—construction materials, lighting, and heating and cooling systems.

  • Wired - The Science Is Clear: Dirty Farm Water Is Making Us Sick
    • Comment: Growers aren’t required to test their irrigation water for pathogens such as E. coli. As a result, contaminated water can end up on fruits and vegetables. Food safety certified controlled environment agriculture in greenhouses avoids this problem.

  • ​​Asia Converge - Why hydroponics could be the future of farming
    • Comment: The hydroponics industry has become huge during the past decade. A news report put out by Reuters in August 2017 which quotes Statistics MRC, expects the global hydroponics market to grow from $226.45 million in 2016 to reach $724.87 million by 2023.

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