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Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - March 15, 2013

Monsanto President Talks About GMO Labeling

By Bill Wheelhouse

Monsanto President Brett  Begemann

The recent announcement by grocery chain Whole Foods that it will require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients was greeted with excitement by consumer groups. Biotech giant Monsanto, a leader in GM technology, sees it another way.

Categories: Agriculture, Business, Food, Health

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 12, 2013

Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Bill

By Jeffrey Hess


(Duration: 3:22)

A Coca-Cola mural in Vicksburg, Miss., where the soda was first bottled in 1894. Mississippi's governor is expected to sign a bill that would prevent the regulation of soda portion sizes by counties or towns.

On Monday, a state judge in Manhattan struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rule capping soda sizes. And lawmakers in Mississippi are taking the backlash against government regulation on food marketing one step further.

Categories: Food, Health

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