Category: News

Opinion | To Nurture Nature, Neglect Your Lawn – The New York Times
April 16, 2019April 16, 2019
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Opinion | To Nurture Nature, Neglect Your Lawn – The New York Times

We’re so happy to see this article, and to hear from NJ landowners who are seeking organic land care, avoiding “fields of poison”. To quote Margaret Renkl, the author, “Nature has been trying to make this point for a while now.” Please click the hyperlink after the word “Source” below to read the full article...

Home on the Farm
April 5, 2019April 5, 2019
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Home on the Farm

Maya Eashwaran’s “Home on the farm: what drew Hopewell farmers to the agricultural life” is an excellent article about four farmers in Hopewell, New Jersey working to bring awareness to the importance of organic and regenerative agriculture. Each in their own way is exploring and sharing innovative ideas to advance the idea that responsible, soil-based...

CSA Sign-Up Month is February
February 16, 2019February 16, 2019
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CSA Sign-Up Month is February

Support your family’s health, your local farmer, your local community and reduce your carbon footprint by joining one of our region’s many CSAs. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members form a community that supports their local farm in return for a steady supply of farm-grown products. Each CSA is different, ranging from ones with drop-off services...

Food-Planet-Health
February 11, 2019February 11, 2019
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Food-Planet-Health

The EAT-Lancet commission, an offshoot of the Lancet, a medical journal from Great Britain, recently published a landmark paper titled: Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets for Sustainable Food Systems https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31788-4/fulltext. The importance of this report cannot be minimized. Worldwide, there is an epidemic of hunger, obesity and unhealthy diets that...

Chemicals on our food: When “safe” may not really be safe – EHN
January 16, 2019January 16, 2019
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Chemicals on our food: When “safe” may not really be safe – EHN

Dear NOFA-NJ Readers: On November 27, 2018, Environmental Health News published “Chemicals on our food: When ‘safe’ may not really be safe”, by our 2019 Winter Conference keynote speaker, Carey Gillam. This article pulls together, in one place, links to other resources and information about the dangers of pesticides in our food system. Through her investigative...

We need regenerative farming, not geoengineering | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
January 7, 2019January 7, 2019
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We need regenerative farming, not geoengineering | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Dear NOFA-NJ readers, after seeing a new documentary discussing geoengineering yesterday, I was reminded of this excellent article by Charles Eisenstein which appeared in The Guardian on March 9, 2015. We will be discussing this article (link below) at an upcoming book club, along with Eisenstein’s book, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is...

Today is the Winter Solstice
December 21, 2018December 21, 2018
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Today is the Winter Solstice

December 21: As the winter solstice, today is the shortest day of the year, the beginning of winter. Hopefully this period of quiet and dark is a time time of rest and rejuvenation. If you look out the window, the rain is pounding down and the sky dark and gray. Here is a poem by...

Regenerative Agriculture – Simple Effective Solution
December 8, 2018December 9, 2018
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Regenerative Agriculture – Simple Effective Solution

Editor of the New York Times Re: “Can We Grow More Food On Less Land? We Must”, 12/6/18 pg. A8 To the Editor: While Mr. Searchinger is correct in stating that 25% of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions are from agriculture, he does not advocate the simplest, least technological solution to the problem. Research has shown...

Windshield Tests and Bucket Tests
November 27, 2018November 27, 2018
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Windshield Tests and Bucket Tests

Earlier today, November 27, 2018, the New York Times Magazine released a feature titled “The Insect Apocalypse Is Here – What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?” (link provided below). Key threads running through this superb article include the crucial role of insects to all life on Earth, the role of...