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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Food & Farming

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PFAS control advocates highlight FDA data showing chemicals in food

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey campaigners for tighter curbs on toxic PFAS chemicals got a boost from new federal data showing the chemicals are present in foods [go to article]
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Climate change impacting Jersey berries

NBC 10 - The famous New Jersey berries are facing climate change threats. There has been much more rain this year, which causes fungus to grow in the crops [watch video]
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New laws aim to reduce food waste in New Jersey

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - With one in 10 residents in New Jersey facing food insecurity, more than 20 pounds of food per person per month are wasted [go to article]
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Climate change poses a threat to New Jersey’s cash crops

NEWS 12 NJ - While many enjoyed a relatively mild winter, warmer temperatures are making it harder to grow some popular crops in the Garden State [go to article]
Hazelnuts grown at Rutgers

How to protect our food from a crazy climate? Consider the hazelnut.

NATHANAEL JOHNSON / GRIST - In 2013, a cold snap in Ordu, Turkey, set off a chain-reaction that ended with terrible consequences for lovers of hazelnut chocolate [go to article]
Farmland in Kingwood, NJ

Farming is a billion-dollar industry in N.J. Here’s the good and bad news from...

BLAKE NELSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey farmers produce a billion dollars’ worth of goods every year. New data provides both good and bad news about their very tough job [go to article]
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Opinion: Investing in vertical farming – five take-aways

ERIK KOBAYASHI-SOLOMON / FORBES - “Eyewatering.” That’s the best description for recent capital inflows into the vertical farming industry [go to article]
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In A.C., farmers talk climate change

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The predicted effects of a warming planet on Garden State farmers are grim: crop failures, plant diseases and an influx of pests [go to article]
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This hard apple cider farm just got a sweet $788K deal from N.J.

ROB JENNINGS / NJ.COM - Fans of hard apple cider just got a big boost courtesy of a 2004 state law aimed at protecting the environment [go to article]
Produce at the HLT farmers market in Flemington, NJ

Opinion: Interested in farming? Talk to the experts.

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - It’s the quintessential American dream: find some land and start a farm. Generations of farm families [go to article]

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