8 Things You Need To Know Today (September 8)

1. The food industry enlisted academics in GMO labeling war.

Emails show the strategy and tactics of a lobbying campaign designed to turn academics into pro-GMO lobbyists. (NYT)

2. Your cat doesn't need you.

A new study supports what most of us have thought anyway — cats aren't attached to their owners like dogs are. (TIME)

3. Study suggests purple potatoes can slow cancer.

"Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers." (Penn State)

4. For Outdoor Voices, staying fit is part of the job.

A peek inside the healthy culture at the hot athleisure startup. (T Magazine)

5. Belgian streets got rid of cars for the summer.

Ghent, Belgium went car-free for 10 weeks this summer and the result was pretty awesome. (Fast Co. Exist)

6. Celebrities battle it out over fat-shaming.

Comedian Nicole Arbour's controversial fat-shaming video has gotten her banned from YouTube. (CNN)

7. A peek at Theo chocolate's new cookbook.

The organic and fair-trade chocolate company has just released a new cookbook. Organic. chocolate. yum. (Eater)

8. Novak Djokovic talks gluten, yoga, meditation, and visualization.

“I strongly believe in visualization. I believe that there is a law of attraction: You get the things that you produce in your thoughts. Life just works that way.” - Novak Djokovic on the power of visualization (NYT)

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