Archive for April, 2006

Parents switch from plastic packaging to protect their children

Published: 30 April 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to the New York Times, more and more parents are trying to raise their children in a “world free of toxins,” which means for some, switching from plastics to alternative packaging that could “protect [their] children from what they see as dangers.”

After reading published reports that some plastics contain additives such as phthalates and […]

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Good genes or bad genes: Is the game of life ever fair?

Published: 8 April 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

The American Prospect Online reports on the link between diseases and genes, and, the luck of the draw. According to the article, “Genes are what we got from our parents. If we’re lucky, we get the good genes, and that means at least one health condition that won’t burden us in life, compound the […]

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T. Marzetti Organic Blue Cheese Dressing

Published: 6 April 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image T. Marzetti recently announced the addition of Blue Cheese to their line of Organic Dressings. This new salad dressing—a byproduct of the ever-increasing organics craze—is certified by the United States Department of Agriculture and carries the USDA organic seal. Marzetti’s Organic Blue Cheese Dressing is available in grocery stores nationwide in 15-oz. glass bottles.

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Green Mountain Double Bean

Published: 6 April 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. recently introduced new environmentally friendly and socially responsible Double-Bean Elixirs(TM), an alternative to traditional soft drinks. These carbonated coffee sodas are created from Green Mountain’s own Fair Trade Certified(TM) organic coffee and come in five distinct flavors—original, vanilla, hazelnut, mocha and almond. The new Double-Bean Elixirs have received rave reviews from expert coffee tasters and are available in 12-oz. glass single serve bottles and in four packs.

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Bisphenol A and the effects on your brain

Published: 4 April 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Uncategorized

According to this article in Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 114, Number 4, “estrogens are known to trigger rapid cellular responses, including hormone secretion and cell permeability changes, in tissues as diverse as the pancreas, the pituitary gland, and the brain.”

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