Good News: Stories We Dig From Around the Web

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A round-up of VT editors’ favorite links this week.

A few weeks back, Chipotle expanded its tofu “sofritas” to all California locations. Now it’s become the first fast-food chain to voluntarily label genetically modified ingredients on its Web site. Yeah, all that non-organic corn is a bit of a bummer, but take comfort in the company’s goal to “eliminate GMOs from Chipotle’s ingredients.” (In case you’re wondering: the tofu, made by artisan tofu company Hodo Soy Beanery, is organic and way yummy.) [Huffington Post]

Mayor Bloomberg to start curbside food-composting program in NYC! Up to 10 percent of the city’s residential food waste could be diverted from landfills. (Also exciting: the Big Apple’s just-launched bike share program. Jealous over here.) [New York Times]

Colombia bans the use of wild animals in circuses, thanks in large part to Animal Defenders International’s six-year campaign that exposed abuse and neglect. Other South American countries, including Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Paraguay, have already passed similar laws. [Ecorazzi]

As part of an effort to combat obesity, the U.K. unveils an awesome new food packaging label that looks a lot like a traffic light: red for high levels of fat, sugar, and salt; yellow for medium; green for low. [BBC] 

Anyone catch Vedge Restaurant’s Rich Landau compete (and win!) on the Food Network’s Chopped last week, cooking up a storm with tempeh and edamame? [Vegetarian Star]