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Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web

Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web


A round-up of VT editors’ favorite links this week.

Green tea and coffee fans, rejoice! A new study from Japan finds that drinking a cup of coffee (or a whopping four cups of green tea) a day can reduce the risk of stroke. One reason coffee has such a bad rep? In decades past, coffee drinkers tended to also be heavy smokers, so the effects of the two habits got all tangled up. [NPR]

California didn't do it (yet), but Whole Foods will: By 2018, Whole Foods will require all foods containing GMOs to be labeled. (In the meantime, buying organic and looking for the Non-GMO Project label will help you steer clear.) [Washington Post]

Did you see Justin Timberlake as a dancing, rapping, vegan-promoting block of tofu on Saturday Night Life? Best line: "legumes all on my plate, spirulina all in my shake, no eggs all in my cake. Veggie, veggie, veggie!" [Ecorazzi]

Maybe you started composting to cut down on food waste. Now what to do with the all that rich, earthy-smelling soil? Read up on the benefits galore to using compost in your garden. [Earth 911]