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A mockup of a possible GMO label on a can of Campbell's Spaghetti-Os, with these words: "Partially produced with genetic engineering." Unless Congress or a federal court intervene, Vermont's new GMO labeling law will go into effect in July. So some companies are scrambling to comply. Courtesy of Campbell Soup Company hide caption

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How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs

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Senate Blocks Bill To Create Voluntary National Standards For Labeling GMOs

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Food scraps are seen in a compost bin at a San Francisco restaurant. A new report ranks centralized composting as a top strategy for keeping food waste out of landfills, where it emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Chew On This: Slicing Meat Helped Shape Modern Humans

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Less-than-perfect fruit and vegetables are sold at a discount under the new Produce with Personality program being piloted at five Giant Eagle stores in Pittsburgh. Courtesy of Giant Eagle hide caption

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A second big study affirms new thinking: Exposing high-risk kids to peanuts beginning in infancy greatly reduces the chance of developing a peanut allergy. And this peanut tolerance holds up as kids get older. iStockphoto hide caption

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Peanut Mush In Infancy Cuts Allergy Risk. New Study Adds To Evidence

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Sleep Munchies: Why It's Harder To Resist Snacks When We're Tired

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A New York judge has ruled that items like Panera's Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich on Tomato Basil bread, which contains 2,850 milligrams of sodium, require a warning label. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for IMG hide caption

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Judge Rules NYC Can Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

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A coalition of clergy, fast-food workers and labor advocates rallied Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala., to defend a bill establishing a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour in the city of Birmingham, Ala. Courtesy of Raise Up For $15 hide caption

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An assortment of organic vegetables are seen on display. A growing body of evidence documents how farming methods can influence the nutritional content of foods. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cluttered Kitchen Can Nudge Us To Overeat, Study Finds

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