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Tiny Vermont brings food industry to its knees on GMO labels

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — General Mills’ announcement on Friday that it will start labeling products that contain genetically modified ingredients to comply with a Vermont law shows food companies might be throwing in the towel, even as they hold out hope Congress will find a national solution. Tiny Vermont is the first state to require such labeling, effective July 1. …

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SIBLINGS REVEAL SECRET TO LIVING PAST 105

The difference between living to 90 and living past 105 seems to depend largely on genes, according to a study of siblings. For people who live to 90 years old, the chance of their siblings also reaching age 90 is relatively small—about 1.7 times greater than for the average person born around the same time. But for people who survive …

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A Melting Arctic and Weird Weather: The Plot Thickens

Everyone loves to talk about the weather, and this winter Mother Nature has served up a feast to chew on. Few parts of the US have been spared her wrath. Severe drought and abnormally warm conditions continue in the west, with the first-ever rain-free January in San Francisco; bitter cold hangs tough over the upper Midwest and Northeast; and New England is …