Author Archives: Kevin

You Are What you Eat – The Health Behind Aeroponics

“Globalization” increasingly is about the converging environmental crises of the 21st century instead of about the world’s ever more globally interconnected economy.
Cases in point: Anthropogenic climate change, the continuing avalanche of the human population explosion, the looming global food crisis, intensive chemical farming practices and soil depletion, and California’s long-term drought. As these crises and challenges worsen, they are accelerating creative solutions — in the case of agriculture and food, the aeroponics-enabled water-wise and soil-less vertical greenhouse farm-in-the-city trend. Urban farmers are growing herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, and more in soil-less aeroponics tower gardens in small backyard and spacious warehouses, on balconies and high-rise rooftops, and in high-tech greenhouses. Continue reading

Swapping Seniors for Immigrant Workers – Helping Both and America

Baby Boomers (Americans born in the period 1946 to 1964) and undocumented immigrants (who number some 11 million) are major issues impacting America’s national debt. Boomers are the largest part of the nation’s growing senior population, now 40+ million and destined to become 76 million — nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population — by 2030, millions of them living entirely on their Social Security income. Meanwhile, millions of undocumented immigrants from south of our border live under threat of deportation while eking out low-income lives doing work most Americans eschew. Continue reading