Eating Less Meat Means a Healthier Heart

Good News Notes: “For people at any age, eating a healthy, plant-based diet is tied to a lower risk of heart attack and heart disease, two new studies show. Both studies were published Aug. 4 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and support the heart association’s dietary guidelines. “A nutritionally rich, plant-centered diet is beneficial…

Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide

Good News Notes: “Just Salad — a US-based, fast-casual restaurant chain with a commitment to healthy, sustainable food and zero- waste practices — today announced an infusion of capital, courtesy of circular economy-focused investment firm Closed Loop Partners and returning investor Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Express®. Just Salad will use the capital to expand its geographic footprint and…

No sun or soil: Local farm uses technology to grow sustainable produce

Good News Notes: “A local farm leads the way in growing sustainable produce seen on store shelves. Robots control the operations at 80 Acres Farms in Hamilton. “I really do believe this is something different,” Noah Zelkind, Director of Business Development said. “Here we grow food and we grow really healthy food sustainability.” The 70,000…

DC chef launches new nonprofit to provide free, healthy dishes

Good News Notes: “A new community pantry is giving residents in Southeast D.C. access to free, healthy meals. Kyanite Pantry, founded by chef Kya Parker, focuses on vegan and vegetarian dishes. The nonprofit also provides groceries and toiletries to residents in need. Parker lost her job during the pandemic and got the idea to start…

Natalie Portman, Other Celebs, Invest in Vertical Farming Startup Bowery

Good News Notes: “Natalie Portman, an actor as well-known for her film roles as her dedication to causes ranging from the environment to animal welfare, has thrown her financial support behind a new investment round for Bowery Farming. The sustainable agriculture startup, the largest vertical farming firm in the U.S., secured over $300 million from both…

‘Food security is security’: Brazil’s urban farm success story

Good News Notes: “Every week, Ezequiel Dias, an urban farmer, knocks on the doors of his community’s red-brick, makeshift houses with a delivery of fresh sweet potatoes, pumpkins, onions, cabbage and herbs. He checks to see if the families require additional help. Some need facemasks, others need soap. But few are hungry. Many of his…

Tazo Shows How Reforestation Can Make a Difference in Cities, Too

Good News Notes: “Reforestation has become the new best friend of companies seeking to burnish their sustainability profiles, but follow-on studies are beginning to demonstrate that an effective tree planting initiative is more complicated than it may seem. The Tazo Tea Company seeks to avoid the pitfalls and make a strong impact, through a carefully…

Injured, pregnant manatee rescued on Mother’s Day weekend gives birth to healthy calf

 Good News Notes: “A pregnant manatee, injured by boat propellers, was rescued over Mother’s Day weekend and has just given birth to a calf. Mote Marine Laboratory says they responded to a call about a distressed manatee near Harbor Towers Yacht and Racquet Club on Siesta Key on Saturday.” View the whole story here: https://www.fox13news.com/news/injured-pregnant-manatee-rescued-on-mothers-day-weekend-gives-birth-to-healthy-calf

Lioness celebrates Mother’s Day with newborn cubs at Denver Zoo

 Good News Notes: “Kamara, a lioness at the Denver Zoo, is celebrating her first Mother’s Day since giving birth to two cubs. The zoo revealed that the two cubs are brother and sister and said they haven’t been named yet but will be announcing more about their naming plans soon. The pair of cubs were…

Teacher cares for student’s newborn brother, mom has coronavirus

Good News Notes: “An elementary school teacher in Connecticut ​says she is taking care of a newborn baby boy after getting a phone call from a student’s mother who was eight months pregnant, when she was hospitalized suddenly with Covid-19 symptoms. Baby Neysel turned 1-month-old over the weekend, but his parents, Zully and Marvin, have…