‘It’s not the cow, it’s the how’: why a long-time vegetarian became beef’s biggest champion | Food

After refusing to eat meat for 33 years, Nicolette Hahn Niman bit tentatively into a beefburger two years ago. She had become a vegetarian because she was concerned about animal welfare and the environmental cost of meat. Unlike most vegetarians, she had experience of the dire conditions on factory farms during her career as an environmental lawyer campaigning against pollution caused by industrial meat production in the US. Then she married a farmer.

Hahn Niman’s journey from vegetarian activist to cattle rancher to writing a book called Defending Beef may be driven by love, but it is also informed

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Major Study Associates Coffee Consumption with Better Long-Term Heart HealthDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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New research suggests daily coffee drinking may be good for long-term heart health, with reduced incidence of stroke, cardiovascular disease and even all-cause mortality (death of any kind).

The findings were presented today at the annual European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress after a review of health data involving nearly half a million people in the UK Biobank with no signs of heart disease at the outset of the study period.

“To our knowledge, this is the largest study to systematically assess the cardiovascular effects of regular coffee consumption in a population without diagnosed heart disease,” said Judit Simon of

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‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Top Comfort Food Recipe Is Easy, Cozy, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Happiness

If any television chef can be counted on to provide recipes that are not only comforting and filling but also easy, it’s Food Network’s The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond.

And her top comfort food recipe on the network is no surprise.

Food Network star 'The Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond
Food Network star ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond | Tyler Essary/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Ree Drummond’s Chicken Mozzarella Pasta is the ultimate comfort food

Drummond calls this top-rated Food Network recipe “one of my family’s favorite dinners. It’s hearty and delicious, and best of all, it takes no time at all to make.”

On her “Pioneer

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Drive-thru Starbucks proposed for vacant lot on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – A drive-thru-only Starbucks on vacant land at 1100 Erie Blvd. has been proposed to city officials.

Empire Engineering PLLC’s site plan on behalf of Fabio Urbano, owner of Electric Erie Development of 310 Currybush Connection, cites the “exponential” growth of contactless food-service options during the coronavirus pandemic.

The item is on the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting agenda for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Urbano proposes a 1,200-square-foot building with drive-thru lanes, parking, outdoor patio and landscaping on the .6 acre parcel in the downtown mixed-use zoning district.

The applicant seeks a variance – a form of relief from the

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