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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.

Dairy Farmers Make Beer as Milk Industry Sours

Massachusetts dairy farm Carter & Stevens converted part of its facility into a brewery to offset losses incurred by low prices and decreased demand for milk.
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The Hamptons Gets Its First Vegan Café

New York's luxury vacation destination will soon be home to the Plant Based Coffee Shop, where hearty vegan food will make for a cruelty-free getaway.
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CA Senate Passes Mandatory Vegan Prison-Food Bill

State prisons, nursing homes, and hospitals may soon be required to have at least one plant-based meal option.
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Natalie Portman Survives Fiery Vegan Wings on Hot Ones

The vegan actress makes her way through the gamut of hot sauces on the series as she explains her dedication to veganism and promotes documentary Eating Animals.
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Prince's Estate Pledges to Remain Meat-Free

To pay respect to the late artist—an avid animal-rights advocate and rumored vegan—Paisley Park will maintain its meat-free policy.
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