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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 newsworthy links.

It's US VegWeek! Need convincing to take the veg pledge? Read our top 15 reasons to go veg. [US Veg Week]

Swedish meatballs get a veg makeover! IKEA will soon serve meatless meatballs, an eco-friendlier alternative to its popular beef-and-pork-based menu item. Here's hoping it'll still come with a side of potatoes and Lingonberry jam. [Ecorazzi]

A U.K. supermarket chain bans junk food and sugary treats from the checkout aisle, replacing them with healthier snacks like dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. [Treehugger]

Looking to add a kitty to your family? America's first pop-up "cat cafe" just opened in NYC: cafe-goers can drink a "catachino" and play with 16 adoptable furry friends. Better hurry, though—it closes on Sunday. [Los Angeles Times]