Hydroponic farming startup Just Vertical cultivates growth at home

Good News Notes: “The indoor growing industry is starting to scale. Farms that utilize hydroponics (grow produce without soil, usually in large warehouses) and traditional greenhouses have started to become integral parts of our food supply chain, mainly for leafy greens like lettuce, spinach and arugula.    Vertical hydroponic farming is often seen as a sustainable…

Price Rite kicks off pilot of Flashfood food waste reduction app

Good News Notes: “Wakefern Food Corp.’s Price Rite Marketplace has begun testing the Flashfood food waste reduction app in western New York. The free app from Toronto-based Flashfood gives shoppers access to exclusive deals on products — including meat, produce, seafood, dairy, deli and bakery — that are nearing their best-by date. In turn, the significantly reduced…

Hydroponic farming startup Just Vertical cultivates growth at home

Good News Notes: “The indoor growing industry is starting to scale. Farms that utilize hydroponics (grow produce without soil, usually in large warehouses) and traditional greenhouses have started to become integral parts of our food supply chain, mainly for leafy greens like lettuce, spinach and arugula.    Vertical hydroponic farming is often seen as a sustainable…

Anchorage engineer plans to recycle ocean garbage into plastic lumber

Good News Notes: “The cost of lumber and other building materials is sky-high, and it’s even more expensive when shipped to small coastal communities in Alaska. Patrick Simpson of Anchorage has an idea that might help. He wants to create artificial lumber from an abundant material no one wants: Plastic ocean debris. Simpson, an engineer,…

Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for Christmas charity song

Good News Notes: “Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a special charity Christmas single. The choir, made up of nurses, doctors and other health care staff working in the British capital’s Lewisham and Greenwich public health service, joined the Canadian pop star for a special version of his…

A Canada charity gave $7,500 to homeless people, here’s what happened

Good News Notes: “A Canadian project studying the impact of giving cash directly to homeless people told the CBC on Thursday their findings were ;beautifully surprising.’ The New Leaf Project, a program of Foundations for Social Change, a Vancouver-based charity, began in 2018, and awarded a group of Lower Mainland homeless people a cash payment of…

Alanis Morissette Is Helping Us Meditate. Want to Join?

Good News Notes: “Alanis Morissette knows a thing or two about being mad. When the Canadian singer’s album ‘Jagged Little Pill’ debuted in 1995, it quickly became the soundtrack for angry girls everywhere. Her songs were raw anthems, vibrating with frustration and defiant power. (The New York Times’s pop music critic Jon Pareles described her as…