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This site will provide you with important facts about organic foods and beverages, information about current trends in the organic industry and we hope, an objective look at the organic market as it relates to consumer interests.

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This site is a resource for people interested in organic foods and beverages. Our primary focus is on selection of the right packaging materials for organic products. Packaging can influence the foods and beverages it contains as well as the environment.

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This site is dedicated to providing the organic shopper with information about the right packaging choices for keeping your organic foods, organic. Many packaging choices may contain synthetic chemicals that migrate into foods and beverages, thus altering the natural organic integrity of your foods. In contrast, glass containers have been in use for 200 generations and are composed of naturally occurring substances and do not contain synthetic chemicals.

The Glass Recycling Movement Gains Steam in the Midwest

Published: 20 December 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

According to KCTV 5 News, Kansas City is experiencing growing enthusiasm for the recycling of glass. The Ripple Glass Company currently collects glass from 70 metropolitan restaurants and bars, with 50 more establishments expected to join come January of 2012. Between the re-creation of new beer bottles to the production of home insulation, Ripple Glass […]

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FDA To Rule On BPA Use In Food Packaging By March 31

Published: 8 December 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Chicago Tribune,” reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide by March 31 whether to ban the chemical used in water bottles, soup cans and other food and drink packaging. The industrial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, was declared a toxic substance in Canada, banned in the production of baby bottles in […]

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EFSA Assembles BPA Assessment Team

Published: 1 December 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to “Food Production Daily,” the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has repeated its view that bisphenol A (BPA) poses no human health risk through dietary exposure and dismissed concerns raised by scientists in France. However, the group announced it was assembling a team of experts to assess new scientific studies and data on the […]

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Harvard Study Finds Higher BPA Exposure From Canned Soup

Published: 23 November 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“NPR” reports a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that canned food is a source of BPA exposure. In the new study, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health compared people who were given canned vegetable soup for lunch each day with people who got vegetable soup made without […]

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Breast Cancer Fund Recommends Seeking Alternatives To Canned Foods

Published: 17 November 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

Based on the results of their BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Food report, the Breast Cancer Fund recommends that Thanksgiving cooks seek alternatives to canned foods. They provide can-free recipes for classic Thanksgiving dishes like: Pumpkin Pie, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce and Turkey Gravy.

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November 15 is America Recycles Day!

Published: 9 November 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

Kick off America Recycles Day by taking a “pledge to recycle” your glass bottles and jars. Or participate in one of thousands of recycling events across the country. Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only […]

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New Study Finds Phthalates May Affect Child Development

Published: 1 November 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “NBC Los Angeles,” a recent study from Columbia University found household and personal care products could have an impact on the developing brains of babies. Phthalates are banned in children’s toys but not in personal care products. Several groups are working to change chemical laws in California to change the way phthalates are […]

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New Study Says BPA May Make Girls Anxious and Hyperactive

Published: 24 October 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“USA Today” reports girls exposed to high levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) before birth may be more likely to be anxious, depressed and hyperactive at age 3, according to a study in Pediatrics. Boy’s behavior was apparently unaffected by BPA, the study says. According to study author Joe Braun, girls are about twice as likely […]

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Traders Point Creamery Cottage Cheese

Published: 20 October 2011
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Traders Point Creamery Cottage Cheese is the closest consumers can get to the original recipe that was crafted in actual cottages going back hundreds of years. Made with organic milk from strictly grass-fed cows, the process is a slow and vigilant one resulting in cheese curds with a light tartness nestled in the natural […]

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Chemical Makers Petition FDA To Phase Out Rules That Allow Use of BPA In Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

Published: 12 October 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “USA Today,” makers of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) have asked federal regulators to phase out rules that allow its use in baby bottles and sippy cups, saying those products haven’t contained the plastic-hardening ingredient for two years. Consumer health groups hailed the move as a “win for moms and dads” but pressed […]

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