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Food & Farming

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Farming flourishes in the Garden State

NJTV / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Recently released federal statistics on agriculture in the United States held some surprising news for New Jersey [go to article]
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Climate change threatens the world’s food supply, United Nations warns

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / NY TIMES - The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns [go to article]
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Opinion: Protect soils to safeguard food supply

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was one of the worst man-made disasters in our history. Due to poor farming practices [go to article]
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Throwing food away — or just burning it — counts as recycling in bill...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - America has a major food waste problem, and New Jersey is no exception [go to article]
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Enviros irked by changes to measure that tackles big sources of NJ food waste

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - When are trash incinerators and landfills considered recycling facilities? [go to article]
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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]
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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]

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