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Trying to get a handle on food waste in New Jersey

Trying to get a handle on food waste in New Jersey

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Discarded food represents the single largest component of solid waste disposed of in the United States [go to article]

New farmland assessment reveals fake farmers still getting tax breaks

COLLEEN O'DEA / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Four years ago, New Jersey enacted a law making it tougher to qualify for a preferential farmland [go to article]

Inside the vertical farm growing what it calls ‘the world’s first post-organic’ produce

EILLIE ANZILOTTI / FAST.CO - Before leading people through the heavy metal doors and into the vertical farm Irving Fain has recently opened in a warehouse [go to article]

Farmland preservation could be in the green again, if funding clears

Farmland preservation could be in the green again, if funding clears

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in a few years, the state is starting to dole out [go to article]

Opinion: Is N.J. still the Garden State? 2017 Census will offer an answer

MARK BRENNAN / NJ.COM - Throughout the 1700s, New Jersey's economy was mostly agricultural, with farms dotting the landscape from Bergen to Cape May [go to article]

Opinion: You like Jersey’s berries? Here’s the buzz on a bill to protect bees

MEGAN TINSLEY / NJ.COM - Honey and native bee populations have declined at alarming rates across the nation and New Jersey [go to article]

The vertical farm

IAN FRAZIER / THE NEW YORKER - No. 212 Rome Street, in Newark, New Jersey, used to be the address of Grammer, Dempsey & Hudson [go to article]

Prospects for the climate, and environmentalism, under President Trump

Prospects for the climate, and environmentalism, under President Trump

ANDREW C. REVKIN / NY TIMES - President Donald J. Trump. Get used to the sound of that, my environment-oriented friends [go to article]

World’s largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark

World’s largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark

MALAVIKA VYAWAHARE / THE GUARDIAN - An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains [go to article]

New rules aim to reduce farmworkers’ exposure to pesticides

New rules aim to reduce farmworkers’ exposure to pesticides

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - Farmworkers picked blueberries under a hot sun in Hammonton. That’s tough enough. It’s potential exposure [go to articles]

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