A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.
Already know about the heart-healthy properties of red wine? Here's another reason to pour a glass with dinner: a new study finds that red wine may help prevent cavities by slowing bacterial growth. [EurekAlert]
After animal activists and a Change.org petition called out Taco Bell for offering discounts on SeaWorld coupons, Taco Bell announces it will cut ties with SeaWorld starting in September (when the coupon expires). [The Dodo]
Minnesota bans triclosan from hygiene products! The chemical, which is found in 75 percent of antibacterial soaps in the U.S., has been linked to health and environmental concerns. Want to know if your favorite beauty and cleaning products pose a threat? Download the Environmental Working Group's free Skin Deep app, and scan their barcodes to see how they rate. [Huffington Post]