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News from the Vegosphere


July 7, 2009

The Happy Planet Index ranks countries by ecological footprint and the happiness of their citizens.

Environmental trigger fingered: Increased levels of nitrates from processed food and fertilizers linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Official thumbs up: American Dietetic Association releases updated position paper on veg diets.

Green giant: Sears tower to undergo an eco retrofit.

Wild animal species threatened by cancer.

Not so sweet news: Artificial sweeteners, not completely removed by sewage treatment plants, may be present in drinking water.

“Schooled”? Sophisticated social learning ability seen in fish.

—VT Editors