Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web

By Tami Fertig April 29, 2013 Categories: Good News

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

New research finds that subbing white button mushrooms for red meat helps with weight loss and management. Other reasons to love fungi: they’re rich in dietary fiber and immunity-boosting beta-glucan. Oh, and they’re delicious (have you tried our Garlicky Mushrooms recipe?). [Medical News Today]

Mark Bittman has a new New York Times column called “The Flexitarian,” about eating more plant-based foods. We’re still swooning over his Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches with Zesty White Bean Spread from our April/May issue. Exciting! [New York Times]

We love this new interactive map that shows you where you can forage around the world. The project, called Falling Fruit, looks a lot like a Google map. You can find more than just fruits and veggies—it also includes beehives and dumpsters with still-good-enough-to-eat food, for a total of more than a half-million locations. [NPR]

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