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Monday, October 15, 2018

Food & Farming

new jersey farmland preservation

GSPT approves farmland, historic preservation funds

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust (GSPT) approved $22 million to fund Farmland Preservation Program [go to article]

At this high-tech farm, the boss is an AI-powered algorithm

AKI ITO / BLOOMBERG - Each morning when she gets to work at Bowery Farming Inc., Katie Morich changes into a clean uniform, puts on a hairnet and cleans her hands [go to article]
new jersey, vertical farm, newark

Generation of farmers use alternative techniques to grow crops

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - When our founders coined the term “The Garden State”, they likely didn’t envision trays of plants and artificial light. But these have [go to article/video]
stinkbug, invasive species, new jersey environment

Asian wasp’s arrival in S. Jersey brings hope to scientists, farmers fighting stink bugs

CATALINA JARAMILLO / WHYY - The peaches look far from perfect in Rutgers University Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s experimental orchard [go to article]
Cereal bowl

Worried your kids are eating ‘weed killer’ cereals? Take this shopping list to the...

CLAUDE BRODESSER-AKNER / NJ.COM - You probably can't even pronounce it, but your mother is probably emailing you right now to tell you how glyphosate [go to article]
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]

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