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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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Can food still be organic if it’s grown without soil?

GEORGINA GUSTIN / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - A crucial battle in a long-brewing conflict over organic farming came to a head Wednesday [go to article]
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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]
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]
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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]
Apple tree

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]
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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]
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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]
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Climate change stresses New Jersey farmers

AMANDA OGLESBY / ASBURY PARK PRESS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Grapes are delicate fruits — it doesn't take much to ruin a harvest [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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