Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

By Tami Fertig July 3, 2014 Categories: Good News

 

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

Veg out! A new study finds that eating vegetarian or vegan cuts your food carbon footprint by about half (compared with that of the average American meat eater). [Grist]

Singapore Airlines announces it will stop shipping shark fins. The practice of shark finning involves catching sharks, stripping them of their fins, and throwing them back into the ocean to die. Most of the fins are then sold for shark fin soup, a traditional delicacy in China. [The Dodo]

San Francisco’s new Levi’s Stadium will sell a whopping 40 vegan and vegetarian items at every game, and we’re not just talking veggie dogs. On the menu: curries, tortas, navy bean curry, and BBQ jackfruit sandwiches, to name a few. Take us out to the ball game, indeed! [SF Weekly]

China removes its animal testing requirement for cosmetics! (In recent years, the requirement led big companies like Avon and Estee Lauder, which had previously renounced animal testing, to resume cruel practices in order to market products in China.) [Ecorazzi]

 

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