Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

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

Healing Foods: Green Tea

Drink up! New research confirms that tea may help prevent chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. [EurekAlert]

The Humane Society succeeds in preventing horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri from opening. If allowed to operate, they could sell horse meat overseas (though it’s illegal to sell it for consumption in the U.S.). [Ecorazzi]

According to a new study, people prefer burgers made with half mushroom and half beef over ones made exclusively with beef. (Small steps!) To go full-fledged mushroom, give these Smoky Baby Portobello Sliders a try. [NPR]

The FDA deems the partially hydrogenated oils found in trans fats no longer “safe,” having been linked to increased risk of heart disease. Next up: eliminating the much-maligned fats from the food supply. We’re looking at you, Celeste frozen pizza and Bisquick! [CNN]



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