Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

By Tami Fertig November 15, 2013 Categories: Good News

A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.

Blueberry-Spinach Smoothie

A new study confirms that eating a protein-packed breakfast can help curb appetite and leave you satisfied till lunchtime. Not sure where to start? Check out our recent high-protein breakfast story (complete with protein heavy hitters and easy-peasy recipes). [EurekAlert]

You know that apple core that you always toss in the trash? You can eat it! You can eat the whole apple! [The Atlantic]

China considers dropping mandatory animal testing requirements for domestically made cosmetics starting next June. (The Humane Society International estimates that upwards of 300,000 animals undergo cosmetic testing every year in China.) [Reuters]

The fourth largest supermarket chain in America plans to eliminate the use of gestation crates from its food supply. The cages, used to confine pigs, are so small that animals cannot turn around or comfortably lie down. [Humane Society]

Neat idea: why not carry your own fork and knife to cut down on disposable plastic cutlery? This writer takes a cue from the bring-your-own-chopsticks movement in China and Japan. [The Guardian]

 

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