France to ban plastic packaging for 30 fruit and vegetables | Euronews

Good News Notes: “France will ban the use of plastic packaging on around 30 fruit and vegetables from January 2022, the government has announced. The effort is part of a law to tackle waste that will enter into force next year. Around 37% of fruit and vegetables in France are currently sold in plastic packaging….

America’s Grow-a-Row donates 14 million pounds of produce to food insecure

Good News Notes: “America’s Grow-a-Row has reached the milestone of donating 14 million pounds — or, 56 million servings — of fresh fruits and vegetables to those experiencing food insecurity. America’s Grow-a-Row, headquartered in Pittstown, is a nonprofit organization that grows and gleans fresh fruits and vegetables that are donated to those facing hunger throughout…

Plant-Based Diet Rich in Olive Oil, Tomatoes Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Good News Notes: “Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the US. To avoid it, a mostly plant-based diet is your best bet, according to a meta-analysis published July 6 in Cardiovascular Research.  Researchers from the University of Naples reviewed nearly 100 studies on the relationship between heart disease risk and dietary habits. They focused on…

$150,000 Awarded to Maui Nonprofit for Fresh Food Program | Maui Now

Good News Notes : “Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. is the recipient of a $150,000 award for a fresh food voucher program that will support the Native Hawaiian community through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs COVID-19 Impact and Response Grant. “‘Ai Hua will help to reinforce and strengthen Native Hawaiians’ ʻohana and the health of the…

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…

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…

New York: Plastic-Free Infant Food Brand Tiny Organics Raises $11M in Series A Round

Good News Notes: “ Plant-based infant nutrition brand Tiny Organics, founded in 2020 in New York and delivering throughout the United States, announced yesterday a raise of $11 million Series A funding which will be used to scale the team, build brand and customer awareness, and develop new product categories and sales channels. Tiny Organics is 100% plant-based and additionally,…