Get Ready to Feel Guilty About Your Soda Consumption; McDonald’s Rolls Out Green Stores


• Boston has launched a $1 million media campaign railing against sugary drinks, conveniently timed to coincide with the executive order by Mayor Menino to phase out the sale, advertising, and promotion of sugary beverages in all city buildings. So get your soda while you can! [Globe]

• McDonald’s may be pretty much the worst thing that ever happened to the South American rain forests, but don’t worry, the chain has rolled out two “green” stores, so that makes up for it. [NRN]

• If you still dare to read nutrition labels, here are the five most important scary chemicals to avoid. Hint: Aspartame is one, diet soda lovers. [WSJ]

• There are tiny creatures living in our intestinal tracts, and a new study shows that we host two primary bacterial strains, whose preponderance depends on what kind of diet we consume. [Healthland/Time]

• Take note, Food Network fanatics: In a study, most celebrity-chef-branded packaged foods, like Emeril’s sauces, disappointed consumers. [HuffPo]