What does the term “ethical coffee” actually mean?

For many people, coffee is the ultimate escape — a comforting cup to sink into, a few minutes’ break from work, the date before you decide whether you want to date. More recently, however, it’s been at the center of a percolating problem about “conscious consumerism,” which the New York Times has described as “an umbrella term that simply means engaging in the economy with more awareness of how your consumption impacts society at large.” That could mean avoiding single-use plastics, buying second-hand clothes, joining a food co-op or trying to discern which companies have ethical sourcing, manufacturing,

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Community groups benefit from grants based on hospital improvements

CLINTON – UMass Memorial Health- HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital recently invested $717,000 to fund community-based initiatives aimed at tackling the urgent health challenges of food insecurity, substance abuse, and workforce development.  To date, the hospital has committed more than $820,000 in resources, including emergency COVID response funding. 

This funding was made available by the Mass. Determination of Need (DoN) process regulating community investment as hospital capital improvement projects are approved.  As a result of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital’s new Emergency Department, the hospital agreed to invest more than $2 million over a five-year period.   

Clinton School Superintendent Steve Meyer (left) with Steve Roach, president of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital.

Once the hospital completes an updated community needs assessment

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TikTok’s ‘pasta chips’ trend turns the Italian dish into snackable finger food

Pasta chips are the latest TikTok food craze that’s putting a spin and crunch on the traditionally soft dish.

The viral food trend’s hashtag alone has racked up more than 364.3 million views on the popular video-sharing app, and verified TikTok creators have already given it their stamps of approval.

All it requires is boiled pasta, your preferred seasonings and oil, an airfryer or similar appliance or tool that can fry or bake, according to Feel Good Foodie – an American digital food media company created by Yumna Jawad.

TIKTOK’S ‘HONEYCOMB PASTA’ IS THE LATEST VIRAL FOOD TREND, SOCIAL MEDIA

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