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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Starbucks " plans to switch all of its U.S. and Canadian stores from whole milk to 2 percent milk for espresso-based drinks. Customers, however, can request whole, skim or soy milk for their beverages, and U.S. stores also offer organic milk."

The change will not affect prices, but it will lower calories – a bit. The company says that a switch from whole milk to two percent milk will cut the number of calories in the average espresso drink by 30.

In addition, Starbucks said that all of its stores will use milk products without the artificial growth hormone called Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, or rBGH.
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