Food & Agriculture

THREE LOCAL companies have been named finalists for the 2019 Good Food Awards.

3 local companies named finalists for 2019 Good Food Awards

PROVIDENCE – Three local companies have been named finalists for the 2019 Good Food Awards. The awards seek to reward food purveyors based on taste,...
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RISD, JWU eye local food brand

A budding partnership between neighboring Providence universities may lead to a new food brand designed for purchase by large institutions with lots of mouths...

Romaine scare is … reassuring

Is nothing safe anymore, now that the U.S. government is warning of the danger of leafy greens? The alert not to eat romaine lettuce...

U.S. poorer than it thinks

What does it mean to be poor? Currently there are two basic ways to define poverty. To get a better measure of who needs...

Five Questions With: Scott Murphy

Technology is used in ways we don’t always think about. For Dunkin’ Donuts, it’s helped its franchises keep up with better espresso-bean extraction and...
SLOW SUMMER SPENDING at Rhode Island restaurants is reflected in a year-to-date decline in the collections of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax through August for fiscal 2019, according to the state Department of Revenue. / COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON

R.I. 1% meal and beverage tax collection falls to $3.1M in...

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in August declined 8.3 percent year over year to $3.1...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency New England regional office honored local individuals and companies with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards Wednesday.

New Bedford pet food company settles alleged EPA violations

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached settlements with seven New England companies for alleged violations of chemical accident prevention and reporting...
TAKING STOCK: Volunteers Ruth Balzano, left, and Dorothy Villani stock food at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence. Villani said the food bank has lost a lot of volunteers over the years, while Balzano said donations are distributed quickly and more are always needed. / PBN PHOTO / EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing...

On a rainy, mid-November morning, five longtime volunteers sorted donations at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank headquarters in Providence. Aged 68 to 84 and...

Parisian-inspired Ellie’s to open in Providence in spring 2019

PROVIDENCE – Ellen Slattery, owner of Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery, announced she will be opening Ellie’s, a Parisian-inspired neighborhood bistro, at 225 Weybosset St....
Johnson & Wales University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth were among five teams featuring multiple New England-based higher education institutions to receive $250,000 grants from the New England Food Vision campaign led by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. / COURTESY HENRY P. KENDALL FOUNDATION

3 local college’s food and sustainability programs awarded $250K by regional...

PROVIDENCE - Three Rhode Island- and Bristol,County, Mass.-based projects aiming to produce more of the food eaten locally within the region have been recognized...
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