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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Food & Agriculture

Eater Boston: Bucktown to open location in Boston

PROVIDENCE – Bucktown is expanding to Boston, according to Eater Boston Tuesday.The Federal Hill purveyor of southern comfort-food cuisine will set up its second...
FINISHED PRODUCT: Sam Fox, a former assistant manager at Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, shows a handful of finished compost. The farm is the state’s largest facility at which commercial-scale food-waste producers can divert materials to keep them out of the Central Landfill in Johnston.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 30, 2018

With its only landfull nearing capacity, Rhode Island is off to a slow start trying to curb food waste Every week, PBN Editor Mark S....
WHILE LICENSED TO OPERATE, the anaerobic digester located at the Central Landfill in Johnston and built by Blue Sphere Corp., is still not operating anywhere near full capacity, citing issues with cold winter weather. / COURTESY BLUE SPHERE CORP.

Winter weather continues to delay anaerobic digester start

JOHNSTON – Anaerobic digestion was meant to be the answer to Rhode Island’s 2016 food-waste ban, but more than six months after the licensure...
COMPOST CENTRAL: Jayne Merner Senecal, owner of Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, the largest commercial-scale licensed composting facility in the state, with Jeff Glover, farm support, who is holding a grabber and bucket that he uses to clean the piles of unwanted items. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island have right approach on food waste?

Tucked in a residential neighborhood of mostly rural Charlestown is the state’s largest commercial-scale compost-processing facility.Second-generation Earth Care Farm owner Jayne Merner Senecal, whose...

In regulation, the small things add up fast

The pervasiveness of state-imposed regulations has been a topic of contention for years among the business community in Rhode Island.“Manufacturing employers there are...
FEEDING A NEED: The recent removal of the requirement that certain food trucks register in every municipality they operate in has the potential to grow the sector, with events such as this 2016 Food Truck Friday in Roger Williams Park happening in more places across the state. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Is simplifying R.I. regulatory approach finally happening?

Over-regulation is a top-of-mind complaint from nearly any businessperson, nowhere more so than in Rhode Island, where the topic has been targeted as one...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo  has nominated nine individuals to the new R.I. Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board, and five individuals to serve on the Library Board of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo goes to brewery and cuts taxes for small businesses

PAWTUCKET – Continuing her platform to make Rhode Island more “business-friendly,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed bills Thursday to cut taxes and fees for...

UNFI to buy Supervalu for about $2.9B

NEW YORK - United Natural Foods Inc. agreed to buy the Minneapolis-based Supervalu Inc. for about $2.9 billion, including estimated debt,  in the latest...
Bruce Newbury

Women in the lead in hospitality

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently relaunched the Women in Hospitality Council with more than 65 women on the outdoor patio at NYLO Hotel...
FRESH snacks: Lauren Ruggiero holds her chihuahua, Maui. Ruggiero launched Buppy Pets out of Hope & Main in Warren a year ago to produce made-from-scratch, healthy dog treats.
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Healthy treats pets will eat

After watching multiple Netflix documentaries about the harmful impacts of too much sugar, fat and low-quality food in her and her husband’s diets, Lauren...
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