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…

Sunrays grapes to shine even brighter in year two

Good News Notes: “Ever since we launched SUNRAYS® with mandarins in 2017, we have sought new ways to connect with today’s consumers,” said Brand Manager John Paap. “If we’re not doing something new that advances the brand, then we’re going backwards. There’s always something we can do to improve what we are offering, whether it…

A community comes together to expand an important DC urban garden

Good News Notes: “It only occupies a small open area near Allen Chapel AME Church in Southeast D.C., but a newly expanded urban garden is having a big impact on the community it serves. “We provide food for anybody who needs food; we don’t ask them any questions,” said Thelma Speight, Executive Director of the…

Children who eat more fruit, vegetables have better mental health

Good News Notes: “Parents, take note! Children who eat a better diet, packed with fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing, a new study found. The study was led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) Health and Social Care Partners in collaboration with Norfolk County Council. The findings of the study were published in…

Introducing the First Zero-Waste Haircare for Beauty Retailers

Good News Notes: “Vaycay Beauty, focusing on inclusive and sustainable haircare, launches two new products this month, including an Ayurvedic shampoo bar to tackle growth. Vaycay Beauty is bringing the importance of plastic-free to the forefront of the clean beauty movement with two new luxury shampoo and conditioner sets launching this month. The South-Asian owned…