Low-fat milk may not help curb childhood obesity
March 20th, 2013
12:45 PM ET
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Got milk? It turns out that low-fat versions may not be the answer to helping kids maintain a healthy weight.

Long a staple of childhood nutrition, milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, which can help to build bone, and experts believed that lower-fat versions could help children to avoid the extra calories that came with the fat in whole milk.

Genetically modified foods labeling initiative fails to pass in California
November 8th, 2012
11:30 AM ET
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At every election, California's ballot is filled with initiatives, but none received more attention this year than Proposition 37.

After the polls closed, Prop 37 - also known as the "Right To Know" initiative to require labeling of foods that have been genetically modified - failed to pass. If approved, California would have been the first state to require such labeling for foods sold in the state, and would have prohibited products containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled or marketed as "natural."

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