Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

By Tami Fertig May 20, 2013 Categories: Good News

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

Don’t turn your nose up at pale veggies just because they lack flashy colors! Turns out, white vegetables contain much-needed nutrients such as fiber, potassium, and magnesium. So go ahead and show cauliflower and potatoes a little love. (Why not start with our Potato and Cauliflower Burritos?) [Eureka Alert]

Way to go, Garden State! The New Jersey Senate approves a bill banning gestation crates—metal pens so small that pigs can’t turn around or comfortably lie down. If the governor signs the measure, it’ll make New Jersey the 10th state to make the crates illegal. [NJ Today]

Health care company Kaiser Permanente advises physicians to encourage plant-based diets for patients, “especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.” Doctor’s orders! [Permanente Journal]

Attention, all burrito addicts: Chipotle will expand its new tofu “sofritas” to Southern California restaurants June 3! For the past few months, the chain has been testing the menu item exclusively in the Bay Area, which made everyone else jealous. Here’s hoping the tofu goes nationwide! [L.A. Times]

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