Monday Morning Roundup: Proposition 37, A “New” Food Label, and Urban Planning for Healthy Lungs

My favourite nutrition and food related stories from around the interweb:

Chef and author Mark Bittman ponders revamping food labels so that they make more sense for us, the consumers.  He suggests giving food a red, orange, or green light depending on how food measures up on three main factors; nutrition, foodness, and welfare.  Check it out in this past weekend’s New York Times.

Another really insightful article from the New York Times worth reading discusses the potential impact of requiring foods that are genetically modified to indicate so on the label.  Michael Pollan, author of the bestselling book In Defense of Food, explains why if Proposition 37 passes it will be interesting not only for the future of genetically modified foods, but also in the public’s trust in the food chain.

Meditation makes your brain bigger.  Don’t believe me?  Check out this tidbit from the Harvard Gazette.

I liked this article in The Lancet that looks at the importance of urban planning, specifically with regards to including green spaces, on respiratory health.

If you like swimming, check out this tidbit from Active.com that details 7 ways to improve your technique.

THE DAILY DL (Dalai Lama): 

“Sleep is the best meditation.” 

– Dalai Lama XIV

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