A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.
A new study finds that dark chocolate relieves stress. (But you kind of already knew that, right?) It's also loaded with antioxidants, so go ahead and make one of these feel-good dark chocolate recipes. [Mother Nature Network]
Research has linked consuming sugary drinks to diabetes, tooth decay, and obesity, so we're pretty sweet on this new bill proposed in California: soda sold in the state would require health warning labels like the ones on cigarettes. [L.A. Times]
The James Beard Foundation announces 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists, giving nods to a few veg superstars: Kate Jacoby and Rich Landau (of Philadelphia's Vedge) and Amanda Cohen (of NYC's Dirt Candy). Congrats, guys! [James Beard Foundation]