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City-Sponsored Healthy Food Farming to Boost Urban Health

Touch the Soil News #1642 (Feature Photo – Jersey City – CCA 2.0 Generic, massmatt)

Jersey City, New Jersey is embarking on a city-sponsored food production plan in which the food produced is free. This city of 262,000 people will establish 10 different farming sites throughout the city. The goal is to reshape the diets of people living in areas with higher rates of obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure. You can read the full story here:

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/06/jersey-city-to-launch-nations-first-municipal-vertical-farming-program-to-promote-healthy-eating.html

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