A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.
Produce companies will soon be allowed to use Sesame Street characters to market fruits and veggies free of charge. (A recent study showed that twice as many kids chose to eat an apple over a cookie when the apple had an Elmo sticker on it.) [Washington Post]
Move over, cheesesteaks! Philadelphia becomes the latest city to adopt Meatless Mondays. Not sure where to eat veg in the City of Brotherly Love? Check out our Vegging Out series. [Philly.com]
Forbes names "high-end vegan" as one of the top food trends of 2013. Think Tal Ronnen's new Los Angeles restaurant Crossroads, with fancy dishes such as these scrumptious-looking artichoke "oysters." [Forbes]
In an effort to stop animal abuse and prevent the spread of disease, Jakarta bans monkey shows. The streetside performances often involve torturous training sessions and put monkeys at increased risk of tuberculosis and hepatitis. [Huffington Post]