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California to Vote on GMO Labeling Initiative

If the measure passes, the state would become the first in the country to mandate labels on GM foods.

California is poised to become the first state to require that foods made using genetically modified ingredients bear a special label in supermarkets. The measure, which was approved for the November ballot this week, would require most raw and processed foods containing GMOs to modify their packaging by 2014, though certain items, such as organic foods and alcohol, would be exempt. Likewise, the initiative wouldn’t apply to meat and dairy companies that feed their animals genetically modified grains—a fact opponents of the measure call a considerable loophole. Still, those who support the proposal say it helps empower consumers to make informed choices about the foods they buy. Similar measures are currently under review in several states, including Connecticut and Vermont.

Saudis Go Vegan to Curb Obesity Epidemic

Residents of Saudi Arabia have the support of vegan Prince Khaled Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, who plans to open 10 vegan restaurants in the region by 2020.
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Vegan Wine and Cheese Delivery Debuts

Cheese brand Miyoko's Kitchen partners with subscription service Vegan Wines for cruelty-free wine and cheese pairings that can be delivered to your door.
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Kraft Heinz Looks to Invest in Plant-Based Startups

The food corporation launches incubator Springboard Brands to support new companies creating foods of the future.
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Toronto's Vegan Bake-Off Crowns Best Plant-Based Bakers

Dessert lovers devoured cakes, brownies, and macarons in an effort to crown the city's best vegan bakers.
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MLB Ballparks Nationwide Debut New Vegan Options

This season, baseball fans can snack on vegan nachos, Impossible Burgers, cauliflower cheesesteaks, and more at stadiums across the country.
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