Posts in category "Agriculture"

Smart Cities: Copenhagen Gets Bike Bridges. We get Border Walls

Smart Cities: Copenhagen Gets Bike Bridges. We get Border Walls
Day 1 of the Smart Cities Symposium is over. It was a bizarre feeling to be sitting in a conference with people from all over the world who believe in global warming, climate change and the need to develop cities in which technology is designed to make human endeavors more comfortable for humans while protecting... Read more »

SOCAPTV - The Intersection of Cannabis and Social Impact Investing

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I had the pleasure of presenting at the SoCap2015 in San Francisco this month. It’s the one place I can talk about social investing and people don’t look at me like I’m speaking Martian. The SoCap is the largest conference of its type. In fact over 2500 investors and entrepreneurs  gathered at Fort Mason on... Read more »

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America
Just One Reason I am Supporting 40AcrePharm A few months ago I received an email from a young man in New York. This is an excerpt from that communication.  I graduated from Amherst College with a Major in Economics and Chinese. I’ve worked for UBS in NYC and Switzerland as well as the London Stock... Read more »
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Hail Mary Pass for the Cannabis Underdogs

Hail Mary Pass for the Cannabis Underdogs
In response to my reader Greg Schroeder. Greg said that the amount of money needed to have a shot at the cannabis business is ridiculous. Yes Greg, it is. It’s definitely skewed to the plutocrats out there. That was one of the reasons that the bonus points were added for minority participation. ha ha. Too... Read more »

The GreenTown Chicago Vs Wheel of Misfortunate Host

The GreenTown Chicago Vs Wheel of Misfortunate Host
This week has been a real push and pull on my climate consciousness. We had been looking forward to attending the GreenTown Conference at University of Illinois for weeks. This would be our first opportunity to show off the model of our project in Bronzeville to a large conference. The conference was also packed with... Read more »

Risky Business: Marijuana

Risky Business: Marijuana
I promised my readers that my next article would be on the risks associated with being in the legal (by state) marijuana business. Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug (having no medical efficacy, so they say) and illegal by federal laws. One of the consequences of that is that marijuana, be it... Read more »
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Marijuana, Weed, Hemp and History from Before the 60’s

Marijuana, Weed, Hemp and History from Before the 60’s
Excuse the pun but Illinois and most of the U.S. and Canada are all abuzz about legalizing marijuana. The financials are off the chart. The tax revenue is staggering. We’re not just talking medical marijuana or as the Illinois draft law states, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. We’re talking legalizing pot... Read more »

Money Fertilizer for Cook County Farms

Money Fertilizer for Cook County Farms
Hedge funds, insider traders begin dumping Monsanto stock as reality of GMOs sinks in across Wall Street. (Natural News.com)  This article was posted on my FB page this morning.  I rejoiced!  Our little fledgling not for profit has been working our collective butts off to get a substantial sized education/urban agriculture project off and running... Read more »