Lightning Round: Licorice and GMO Labeling

What else has been happening on the web this week? Time for a weekend link round-up!
 Lightning Round: Licorice and GMO Labeling


  • Red Vines issues a recall on its black licorice. No big deal, just full of twice the state-recommended safe amount of lead. ~ Foodbeast
  • Public health lawyer Michele Simon debunks arguments Monsanto is making to combat California’s Proposition 37. ~ Appetite for Profit
  • Speaking of Prop. 37, which “natural” food companies are backed by corporations that are opposing the proposition? Kashi for one, Naked Juice for another, read on for more. ~ Huffington Post
  • San Diego affirms its support of the local food scene, going above and beyond to fund a Kickstarter campaign to start a year-round public market. ~ Kickstarter
  • Popular Science checks in on Starbucks’ biorefinery project, turning old food into plastics. ~ PopSci
  • Compostable or biodegradable: what’s the difference? ~ Grist
  • In-N-Out gets rid of its Central California slaughterhouse after it’s tied to mistreatment of cows. ~ L.A. Times

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