A round-up of stories VT editors dug this week.
A few dedicated "fruit hunters" travel the world saving rare avocado breeds threatened by deforestation and climate change. (We're especially curious about the tasty-sounding Pura Vida variety, which can grow up to 3 feet long.) [Slate]
Here's a letter we love: Paul McCartney writes to leaders of the United Nations climate talks, urging them to address the meat industry's impact on global warming and to encourage a weekly meat-free day. [Meat Free Monday]
Don't throw out that old-and-tattered hoodie! H&M wants to recycle your unwanted clothing (in any condition) starting in February. [L.A. Times]
Adding veggies to desserts can actually be nutritious and get picky kids to eat better. Bring on the mushroom ice cream and celery sorbet! [NPR]