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Food & Farming

farmer digs manure and soil, new jersey environment news

Owner guilty of ‘extreme’ violation of law that preserves NJ farmland

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The owner of preserved farmland in Franklin Township violated the law when it excavated and leveled 20 acres in building temporary [go to article]
Farm, Holland Twsp, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

These N.J. counties have preserved the most farmland

BILL GALLO / NJ.COM - There's one sure-fire way to slow development in New Jersey — saving the land we have left [go to article]
food waste

Americans waste nearly half their food. How can we reduce food waste in New...

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Each year, the average family of four in America throws $1,800 in the garbage [go to article]
Farm, New Jersey Environment News

NJ company transforms food waste into a commodity before it can reach a landfill

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - You might think a warehouse filled with food waste would stink. But when visitors enter Jay Fischer’s warehouse [go to article]
stinkbug, invasive species, new jersey environment

Scientists pick up the genetic scent of stinkbug invaders

DANIEL ACKERMAN / SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - If a farmer can grow it, a brown marmorated stinkbug can destroy it. This invasive scourge has ravaged apples [go to article]
Blueberries

In the shadow of the blueberry titans, smaller growers thrive

RACHEL WHARTON / NY TIMES - Jeanne Lindsay often apologizes for the semi-wild state of her pick-your-own blueberry patch, which she runs on the farm [go to article]
new jersey environment news, farming, vegetables

Cultivating community through food in NJ: The intersection of development and agriculture

PAMELA MACKENZIE / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - As interest in locally grown food increases and as New Jersey and many other states watch their farmland shrink [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

Foreign fly threatens NJ vineyards

NICK MUSCAVAGE / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - The state's growing wine industry is threatened by a foreign fly that is already wreaking havoc in Pennsylvania [go to article]
Grapes, wine, new jersey

Climate change is messing with your dinner

AGNIESZKA DE SOUSA and HAYLEY WARREN / BLOOMBERG - The world’s dinner tables are seeing the impact of climate change [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

It is consuming crops and swarming Pa. towns. Can N.J. keep this bug away?

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Just across the Delaware River, an invasive bug has been eating its way through farms and swarming towns in Pennsylvania [go to article]

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