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The Salt

USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They're ... Confusing

The labels use the letters BE, for bioengineered, not GMO, which critics say could baffle consumers. One design features a smiling sun that a skeptic calls "essentially propaganda for the industry."

Tom Wolfe in 2008. He was known for his white suits. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Tom Wolfe, 'The Man In The Ice-Cream Suit'

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Lonesome Subway

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Venezuela Holds Presidential Election But Main Opposition Is Boycotting It

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Jesus and Woody Ry Cooder

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Baltimore Museum Says Goodbye Warhol, Hello Younger, More Diverse Collection

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Seeing the Real You Betty LaVette

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USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They're ... Confusing

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Nellie McKay's Smoldering Voice Takes On Standards Like 'My Romance'

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My Romance Nellie McKay
In a Sentimental Mood John Coltrane
Mary Jane The Vines
Wonder Why Vetiver
By Design R+R=NOW
Bootlegger Whiskey n' Rye
Balcony Tom Verlaine
Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D Major The Heath Quartet
Finale from String Quartet No. 1 in D Major The Heath Quartet