Has the guy on the Quaker Oats box been doing Ashtanga yoga? The white-haired man with pink cheeks under a broad black Quaker hat is getting a makeover. Larry, as he is apparently known among ad men and women, is associated with heritage, trust, and quality by consumers. But after being an oatmeal cover boy for 134 years, PepsiCo, which now owns the Quaker brand, wants to refresh his image a bit to make the link between oatmeal and energy and healthy choices.
A government advisory committee has reconsidered its advice to keep certain details of bird flu experiments secret.
Revised versions of manuscripts that describe two recent studies can be openly published, the committee now says. The decision could help end a contentious debate that has raged within the scientific community for months.
In response, the editors of two journals immediately said they planned to publish the research soon.
Call it the tempest in the Frappuccino. Some Starbucks patrons have been distressed to learn that the chain's Strawberry and Creme Frappuccino owes its pink coloring to crushed insects.
The coloring in question, cochineal, is made from a tiny white insect, Dactylopius coccus. When crushed, its body exudes a brilliant red color. Cochineal has been used as a coloring for foods and makeup for centuries.
The MTSU Center for Physical Activity and Health in Youth will present its Spring 2012 Distinguished Lecture, “Physical Development and Beyond: Why Young Children Need to Move,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.
Rae Pica, founder and director of “Moving and Learning,” will deliver the free public address in Room 160 of the MTSU College of Education Building.
Students in a Human Rights course taught by Dr. John Maynor, associate professor of political science at MTSU, will present a symposium on human trafficking Wednesday, April 4, in the University’s Business and Aerospace Building.
The free public event is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the State Farm Lecture Hall, Room BAS S-102.
Experts scheduled to participate are:
Colette Bercu, founder and director of Free for Life International, an area organization that works with victims of trafficking abroad;