April 25, 1999 |
Those little pink Sweet'N Low packets are undergoing a subtle design change. Chalk up a victory for sharp-eyed middle school students who make up the "metric patrol." "Adults are always telling us what to do," said Noelle Ruggiero, 13. "Now we're telling them." Noelle and her earth science classmates at Eastchester Middle School scan products for mistakes in metric labeling. They've written to companies whose products--bubble bath, vitamins, even a Harley-Davidson engine--were mislabeled.
April 9, 2006 |
IF English poet William Blake famously saw "the world in a grain of sand," perhaps American journalist Rich Cohen sees America in a granule of sugar, or a chemical substitute. Cohen has every reason to embrace this perspective, since his family's history is more intrinsically bound up with these magical substances that tantalize human taste buds than any other in the country.