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Bill Would Give DEM More Power to Battle Avian Flu Outbreak

The bill would allow DEM to enact quarantine measures on chicken flocks and other livestock based on the suspected presence of infectious diseases, as opposed to confirmed cases.

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Sewage Sludge Repackaged as Garden Fertilizer Tests Positive for Toxic Chemicals

Sewage sludge that many wastewater treatment facilities lightly treat and then sell throughout the United States as home fertilizer contains concerning levels of controversial substances.

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History Shows U.S. Food System Leaves Behind People of Color

The United States is home to more than 6,500 food deserts and these grocery gaps are pitted across Rhode Island, with the state’s largest centered in the city of Woonsocket.

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