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California: Prop 37 Will Decide If Genetically Modified Food Get Labeled

via Tom Philpott, Mother Jones You’d be forgiven for not noticing—unless you live in California, where you’ve likely been bombarded by geotargeted web ads and TV spots—but this election could spur a revolution in the way our food is made. Proposition 37, a popular Golden State ballot initiative, would require the labeling of food containing … Continue reading

Britain Considers Leaving The European Union

via Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post Like so many others in this fiercely independent island nation, Steve Baker, a dashing English engineer, is fed up with the long hand of the European Union in British life. The E.U., he said, has meddled for years in British legal affairs and labor laws. But now the 27-nation … Continue reading

Obama Signs Waiver To Lift Palestinian Aid Barrier

via Yahoo! News President Barack Obama has signed a waiver to remove curbs on funding to the Palestinian Authority, declaring the aid to be “important to the security interests of the United States.” A $192 million aid package was frozen by the US Congress after the Palestinians moved to gain statehood at the United Nations … Continue reading

How Syria’s Tragedy Could Remake the UN

via Michael Moran, Slate The veto by Russia and China of an Arab League plan to prevent Syria’s violence from spiraling into a full-fledged massacre of those demanding to be treated with dignity will be remembered by Syrians of all stripes for a generation. The majority of the country, which has pleaded for pressure from … Continue reading

Congress And The EU Are Fighting To Change Google’s Privacy Policy

via Jamie Confliffe, Gizmodo Google’s new privacy policy has already caused a stir among users. Now, Congress and EU regulators are sniffing around the changes and aren’t happy about them — but Google doesn’t seem to care in the slightest. According to The Hill, house lawmakers questioned Google representatives for two hours yesterday about the … Continue reading

David Cameron Rules Out Referendum On Whether Britain Should Stay In EU

David Cameron has ruled out holding an “in/out” referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union as he dismissed one of the central demands of the Tory right. As Eurosceptics gear up for a Commons vote on holding a referendum later this year, after winning more than 100,000 signatures for a debate, the prime minister … Continue reading

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