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A round-up of VT editors’ favorite links this week: California didn't do it (yet), but Whole Foods will! By 2018, Whole Foods will require all foods containing GMOs to be labeled. (In the meantime, buying organic and looking for the Non-GMO Project label will help you steer clear.)
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A round-up of VT editors’ favorite links this week.

Green tea and coffee fans, rejoice! A new study from Japan finds that drinking a cup of coffee (or a whopping four cups of green tea) a day can reduce the risk of stroke. One reason coffee has such a bad rep? In decades past, coffee drinkers tended to also be heavy smokers, so the effects of the two habits got all tangled up. [NPR]

California didn't do it (yet), but Whole Foods will: By 2018, Whole Foods will require all foods containing GMOs to be labeled. (In the meantime, buying organic and looking for the Non-GMO Project label will help you steer clear.) [Washington Post]

Did you see Justin Timberlake as a dancing, rapping, vegan-promoting block of tofu on Saturday Night Life? Best line: "legumes all on my plate, spirulina all in my shake, no eggs all in my cake. Veggie, veggie, veggie!" [Ecorazzi]

Maybe you started composting to cut down on food waste. Now what to do with the all that rich, earthy-smelling soil? Read up on the benefits galore to using compost in your garden.[Earth 911]