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

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  • ​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.






  • PHYS.ORG - UN report to highlight urgent need for Nature rescue plan
    • ​Comment: A 44-page, draft "Summary for Policy Makers" catalogues the 1001 ways in which our species has plundered the planet and damaged its capacity to renew the resources upon which we depend, starting with breathable air, drinkable water and productive soil. Agriculture is key accounting for at least a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. Preserving nature is crucial for food production, for pure water, for medicines and even social cohesion. Shifting to plant based diets grown in high technology, low carbon footprint greenhouses is one way to resolve this problem.



  • AP News - UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future
    • ​Comment: Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth’s land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and less nutritious. High capacity greenhouses protect the environment, support plant based diets, and don't require the clearing of forests.