The Takeaway

The Hard Truth About 'All Natural' Labels

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The FDA's been pushed to regulate food labels on all sorts of things. But they won't touch labels on "natural foods" or GMOs.

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The Takeaway

A Monsanto Exec Takes On the GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monsanto's been vilified for breeding and selling genetically modified seeds to farmers across the world. The company's Exec. Vice President joins us to make his case for GMOs. 

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The Takeaway

GMO-Related Lobbying Skyrockets

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When it comes to the debate over genetically modified foods in America, the crux of the conversation now hinges on the question of to label or not to label.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: What Do Organic Labels Mean?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thomas Bjorkman, professor of horticulture at Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, and Dr. Urvashi Rangan, Director, Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group at Consumer Reports, discuss what the organic label indicates about how food is grown, and what the various animal welfare labels indicate about how meat or eggs were bred and raised.

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The Takeaway

Artists and Labels May Soon Battle Over Song Rights

Thursday, August 18, 2011

One-hit wonders often spell long term rewards for record companies, which can make millions of dollars from legacy recordings — as long as they own the rights. That may be about to change. A provision in U.S. copyright law stipulates that songs released after 1978 have "termination rights," which offer artists the ability to regain ownership of their work after 35 years have passed. With that deadline on the horizon, a battle is looming between artists and labels over song rights. 



What's the Point of Fashion Week?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New York’s Fall Fashion Week is winding down, but this year it included 97 runway shows and attracted an estimated 100,000 visitors to its new Lincoln Center home. Some say the event has become glitzier than ever, and drifted further from its roots as a trade show. But if you ignore the flashbulbs, you can still observe business getting done.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Sasha Frere-Jones on the changing role of record labels

Monday, August 09, 2010

Sasha Frere-Jones on the changing role of record labels