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A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links: Hey, yogurt lovers! A new study finds that the probiotics in your favorite tangy treat may help you lose weight.

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

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Veg activist and author Kathy Freston petitions McDonald’s to offer a healthy, hearty meatless option—with roughly 100,000 signatures so far. Psst: McD’s, here’s a scrumptious (and kid-friendly) veggie burger for inspiration. [Change.org]

Hey, yogurt lovers! A new study finds that the probiotics in your favorite tangy treat may help you lose weight. (Why not make yogurt at home? It’s easy!) [NPR]

As part of a new effort to keep used clothing out of landfills, San Francisco adds textile-recycling bins to apartment buildings! Around 39 million pounds of textiles in SF get tossed every year. [Grist]

NYC approves a citywide animal abuse registry, which will prevent convicted abusers from adopting pets or living with an animal. [One Green Planet]