Love N.J. cranberries? Thank the resilience of the Pinelands

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Workers bring in the harvest at Pine Island Cranberry farm in Chatsworth, New Jersey. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Workers bring in the harvest at Pine Island Cranberry farm in Chatsworth, New Jersey. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

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How guilty should we feel about eating cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving? Like most large-scale agriculture, commercial cranberry farming can be rough on the environment. But Steph Yin, reporter for WHYY’s The Pulse, explains why the unique environment of the New Jersey Pinelands has managed to stand up to farming practices there.

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