Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web


A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.

Time to go nuts! A new study finds that snacking on almonds satisfies hunger without making you gain weight. Look for the unsalted, skin-still-on kind. [Medical Daily]

A life insurance company in Australia is offering discounts to vegetarians. The logic: plant-based diets are associated with lower risk of illness and death. Plus, reduced rates encourage more people to eat healthier. [Ecorazzi]

Under pressure from animal rights activists, Amazon UK bans the sale of foie gras. (Foie gras—made by force-feeding ducks and geese—is illegal to produce in Britain, but can still be imported.) [Telegraph]

Animal welfare groups in China succeed in canceling a circus featuring performing animals. While animal shows are illegal in China, activists say that hundreds of performances—often involving intensive training and stressful conditions for animals—still happen every year. [Huffington Post]



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