Taco Bell is Testing Vegan Meat at Nearly 100 US Locations

Good News Notes: “For decades, Taco Bellhas led the fast-food market in plant-based offerings when most establishments offered few-to-zero vegan options. The international fast-food giant is continuing its reign by diversifying its plant-based portfolio. Taco Bell just announced that it will begin testing its new vegan meat at 95 locations around the Detroit area following a successful…

Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea

Good News Notes: “IN JACK’S SOLAR Garden in Boulder County, Colorado, owner Byron Kominek has covered 4 of his 24 acres with solar panels. The farm is growing a huge array of crops underneath them—carrots, kale, tomatoes, garlic, beets, radishes, lettuce, and more. It’s also been generating enough electricity to power 300 homes. “We decided to…

How to Eat to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer, from an Expert

Good News Notes: “Soy is not bad for you. Let’s just start with that misconception. In fact, soy, or specifically the phytoestrogen in soy products like tofu and soybeans, functions as a brake that inhibits cell growth, by acting on your beta estrogen receptors, which means it can help suppress cancer. In contrast, actual estrogen acts in the opposite…

Impossible Pork Is Now Available in Restaurants

Good News Notes: “After blitzing the restaurant world with Impossible Burger, an actually good ground beef replacement, Impossible Foods is back with plant-based pork, and soon you’ll be able to order it from your favorite restaurants. We first tried Impossible Pork back at CES 2020, and it was good! Nearly two years later, it’ll finally be…

Drone images give hope for return of kelp on U.S. West coast

Good News Notes: “Tranquil images of the Pacific Ocean taken by a drone show that California’s kelp forests may be making a comeback after years of depletion, bringing good news in the fight against climate change. Kelp, which reduces global warming by soaking up carbon dioxide from the air via photosynthesis, has died off dramatically…

Animal rescue shelter sets up adoption site inside Bismarck bar

Good News Notes: “Pet rescuers say as we move into the fall season, animal adoptions are at their slowest. The Miles of Love Dog Rescue hosted an adoption event inside The Laughing Sun Brewery in Bismarck. Four dogs were at the brewery, but 20 total are in the shelter. Most of the dogs came from…

CSRWire – Baker Hughes Foundation Contributes $250,000 to Global Reforestation

Good News Notes: “The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $250,000 grant to One Tree Planted in support of global reforestation initiatives. The grant will be applied toward projects to plant 250,000 trees in regions where Baker Hughes operates in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. One Tree Planted is a leading environmental non-profit focused on the…

Pontchartrain Park begins reforesting project

Good News Notes: “On Saturday, October 16, Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL), a local nonprofit organization will launch its Reforesting Pontchartrain Park Project which involves planting a tree in front of every home in the community. The event will kick off with brief announcements by the Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Association, SOUL, and the New Orleans…