maple syrup http://ripr.org en Food as Medicine: A Promising Pharmaceutical in New England’s Pantry http://ripr.org/post/food-medicine-promising-pharmaceutical-new-england-s-pantry <p>Humans have been raiding nature’s drug store for millennia, coaxing everything from painkillers to beauty treatments from plants. But scientists believe there’s much more to discover. And those discoveries might be waiting closer to home than you think. Now, a University of Rhode Island researcher has found some promising properties in one of New Englanders’ favorite foods.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:09:37 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17853 at http://ripr.org Food as Medicine: A Promising Pharmaceutical in New England’s Pantry Tuesday, March 5, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/tuesday-march-5-2013 <p>Congressman David Cicilline predicts that public outrage about the impact of across the board spending cuts will eventually lead to a new budget agreement.&nbsp; Early voting could come to RI if a proposed bill is passed by the General Assembly.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%205%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:44:07 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11361 at http://ripr.org Maple Syrup Production up in RI http://ripr.org/post/maple-syrup-production-ri <p>Maple Syrup production in RI is in full swing says Pete Susi, Deputy Chief of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Agriculture.&nbsp;</p><p>With some tapping their trees as early as January, producers now face a fickle spring as good maple syrup flow requires below freezing nights and warm days.</p><p>Despite weather fluctuations production is already up two to three times from last year says says Gibby Fountain a producer, of Sugar Hill Sugarhouse, a farm in Richmond.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:12:50 +0000 John Bender 11325 at http://ripr.org Maple Syrup Production up in RI