A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.
Stashing a snack in your drawer? Go nuts: a new study shows that eating nuts (particularly walnuts) three times a day reduces the risk of dying from cancer and cardiovascular disease. Don't know about you, but we're making these Walnut-Stuffed Mushrooms pronto. [Science Daily]
Biotech giant Monsanto withdraws bids to grow some of its GMO crops in Europe. (Some European countries, including France, Germany, and Italy, already have GMO bans in place.) [Grist]
In an ongoing fight against obesity, NYC's Mayor Bloomberg launches a campaign encouraging people to get exercise by taking the stairs. Small steps! [New York Times]
San Diego bans the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores! The law aims to discourage puppy-mill breeding—pet retailers will be able to offer adoptions of animals from humane societies and animal shelters. [Huffington Post]