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Friday, May 14, 2021

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food waste

NJ almost passed an eco-friendly food waste bill. Then Trenton happened

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey was on the verge this summer of mandating an environmentally-friendly way to dispose of half-eaten sandwiches [go to article]
Chocolate cake

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]
bee swarm, new jersey environment

Why do NJ beekeepers feel they’ve been stung by state DOA?

CARLY SITRIN / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Honeybee colonies worldwide have come under attack in recent years by the mysterious colony collapse disorder and vicious mite [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

Commentary: Lanternflies are spreading, but not on Christmas trees

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Spotted lanternflies are invading from Pennsylvania into eight New Jersey [go to article]
Produce at the HLT farmers market in Flemington, NJ

Opinion: ‘Regenerative agriculture’ has climate, health benefits

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - What does organic farming have to do with climate change, cancer, nutrition and food security? [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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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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NJ takes steps to keep farmland in the family

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS – Frenchtown farmer Ryan Kocsis raises hay. He’s worked the fields since his teens, but always on leased land [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]
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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