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Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Altered Food
Per the New York Times: "In a first for a major restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday will begin serving only food that is free of genetically engineered ingredients. In 2013, Chipotle was the first restaurant chain to indicate which items contained genetically modified organisms, and a small but growing number of restaurants, largely in fine dining, also now label their menus." For the full story, click here.
PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners
Per NPR: "Beginning in August, a newly formulated aspartame-free Diet Pepsi will hit the shelves, the company says. The drink will be sweetened with a blend of sucralose, known by the trade name Splenda, and another sweetener known as Ace K. Kaufman expressed confidence that the reformulation offers the same crisp, refreshing taste and will begin to revive the appeal of diet cola. The Food and Drug Administration has long concluded that aspartame is safe in the amounts commonly used by the food industry. And numerous studies conducted over the last several decades have added to confidence in its safety." For the full story, click here.
Serving Healthy Foods With a Smile May Entice Students to Eat Better
Per Science Daily: "Labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a low-cost way to get students to make healthy choices in the school lunch line, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego." For the full story, click here.
We Think Better On Our Feet, Literally
Per Science Daily: "A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks." For the full story, click here.
Broga Yoga For Men – More Macho, Less Mantra
Per Reuters: "Men who crave the benefits of yoga but recoil at sharing the experience with a room full of women are turning to Broga, a rugged take on the 3,000-year-old practice of movement and breath. Broga celebrates the physical over the spiritual, and strength over flexibility. “I consider myself an athletic guy, but have never been flexible and didn’t like the thought of embarrassing myself in front of a group of women," said financial analyst Eric Wright, 22, of San Jose, California. Grokker founder and C.E.O. Lorna Borenstein said more men are adding yoga to their exercise routines as a cross-training tool for flexibility and improving recovery time." For the full story, click here.