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NY Times Article: Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?
November 14, 2018November 14, 2018
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NY Times Article: Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

A French study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed 70,000 adults for five years to gather evidence on whether eating organic foods lowered participant’s risk of developing cancer. Most volunteers where women in their mid-40s who provided information about how frequently they consume 16 different types of organic foods. Those who ate the most organic...

Jammin’ Crepes: Farm to Table to Soil
August 10, 2018August 10, 2018
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Jammin’ Crepes: Farm to Table to Soil

Farm to Table to Soil is the best way to describe Jammin’ Crepes, a Princeton, NJ eatery that sources produce locally, preserves the harvest and composts 100 percent of its food scraps. In an era when farm to fork restaurants and artisanal food trucks are the norm, Jammin’ Crepes continues to redefine what it means...

Shopping Guides to Farmers Markets
July 17, 2018July 17, 2018
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Shopping Guides to Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are thriving this time of year with many vendors and many consumers heading out the door to sell and purchase produce and goods. Not only are farmers markets excellent places to purchase items, they are also excellent places to meet your farmer.  There is no better way to make sure that the products...

Raw Milk – What’s Behind the Demand for Fresh Unprocessed Milk?
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Raw Milk – What’s Behind the Demand for Fresh Unprocessed Milk?

Ever wonder what’s behind the falling demand for conventional processed fluid milk and the current so-called “Raw Milk Movement”?  Dr. Joseph Heckman, PhD, will explain the reasons for the ever growing consumer interest in fresh unprocessed milk from organic cows on pasture.  In his presentation, he will answer the following questions: How does taste influence...

Farm Bill Overview by TheFERN.org
June 14, 2018June 14, 2018
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Farm Bill Overview by TheFERN.org

The Food & Environment Reporting Network released this short video on June 12 that does a superb job explaining the Farm Bill.  With today’s Senate panel approval, both houses of Congress now have a version of the farm bill in the public domain, although the House version failed in a May 18 vote.  As explained...

Young Farmers Wanted: 60 Acres to Lease
May 11, 2018May 11, 2018
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Young Farmers Wanted: 60 Acres to Lease

Its not often that a young farmer reads these words, “60 Acres available for long-term affordable lease opportunities. As the owners of the land, we wish to transition it to organic production and create a community of farmers who can support each other and produce high-quality, organic food for the area,” wrote Steve Gambino owner...

USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program
March 22, 2018April 2, 2018
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USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program

Last year, the USDA decided to scrap the Obama-era rule overseeing animal welfare regulations in the organic program.  In order to be certified under the organic seal, meat and poultry must meet a set of feeding, housing, and treatment standards.  Some media reports claim that large-scale organic operations are lax on these standards and animals...

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