Archive for February, 2007

Is your child being exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals through baby bottles?

Published: 28 February 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to KTVU.com, “several popular baby bottle brands have been found to leach potentially harmful levels of a toxic chemical linked to developmental, neural and reproductive problems, according to a new study released Tuesday.” The independent study was allegedly conducted to test whether bisphenol-A, a chemical reportedly used to make clear plastic for consumer […]

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Fetal Exposure to “Endocrine-Disruptors” May Cause Obesity Later in Life

Published: 26 February 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to Environment News Service, exposure to environmental chemicals found in common products, “from plastic bottles and containers to pesticides and electronics,” while in the womb “may make a person more prone to obesity later in life, new research indicates.” Professor Frederick vom Saal, professor of biological sciences in University of Missouri-Columbia’s College of […]

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Obesity and Chemicals in the Womb

Published: 26 February 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to The Times, prenatal exposure to chemicals found in plastics and pesticides may leave some people more prone to obesity later in life. The Times reports that “while the findings applied only to mice, and there was no evidence for a similar effect in humans, Dr vom Saal said that [such chemicals] were […]

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Packaging Digest’s “Sustainable Packaging Podcast” Highlights the Strengths of Glass

Published: 22 February 2007
Category: Sustainability

Packaging Digest recently posted a “Sustainable Packaging Podcast” on its new Sustainability Micro-Site on which leaders in the packaging industry give their definitions of sustainability in packaging. Seven packaging leaders participated in the Podcast, including Kevin Stevens, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North American Glass Containers, O-I, Joseph Cattaneo, President of the Glass Packaging […]

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“One Great Big Plastic Hassle”

Published: 22 February 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to Whole Life Times, the United States produces a billion pounds of phthalates a year to make certain plastics products despite the fact that “phthalates are one of the top offenders in a group of 70 suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals” that are used in the production of consumer product goods such as “plastic bottles, […]

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Korea to Follow UK in Banning Possibly Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Goods

Published: 22 February 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the Korean Times, the Ministry of Environment will ban chemicals that can harm children’s health, including phthalates used in toys and plastic bags. The ministry reportedly said that it would propose a bill to ban certain chemicals from being used in products for children 13 years old and younger as such chemicals […]

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Food For Thought Organic Salsas

Published: 21 February 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

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For flavor you won’t soon forget, try Food For Thought’s Organic Salsas. These new salsas come in two “attention-grabbing” flavors, Organic Salsa Virtuosa and Organic Cherry Salsa Atento. The medium-bodied Virtuosa and the mild-bodied Cherry variety are both crafted with the finest ingredients and are a great accompaniment to grilled meats or can be enjoyed as a traditional dip. Pick up both varieties today in 12 oz. glass jars.

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Food For Thought Organic Preserves

Published: 21 February 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

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Food For Thought recently introduced four new organic flavors to its quality line of Organic No Sugar Added Preserves: Mixed Berry, Apple, Strawberry, Cherry, and Autumn Berry. Food For Thought’s preserves contain 75 percent fruit and just the right amount of organic white wine grapes to tame the wild natural tartness of the fruit. These new preserve varieties are now available in 9.5 oz. glass jars.

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Mateveza Organic Pale Ale

Published: 21 February 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

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Mateveza Organic Pale Ale is brewed with yerba maté, a tea from South America that is prized for its energizing and nutritional properties. Mateveza combines organic yerba maté with cascade hops to produce a brew with herbal notes and a citrus character. Mateveza Organic Pale Ale is brewed and bottled by Butte Creek Brewing Company, a gold medal winner at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival® that has been brewing organic since 1997. This organic ale is now available in 12 oz. glass bottles.

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Earth’s Best Organic Banana Apricot Fruit & Whole Grain Combination

Published: 20 February 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

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Earth’s Best Organic Banana Apricot Fruit & Whole Grain Combination is made from the freshest, organically grown products and is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. As with all of Earth’s Best products, the company uses organic ingredients grown in soil without harmful pesticides. This tasty Combination also contains whole grains and uses no added salt, no modified starches or refined sugars, and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Earth’s Best makes a variety of organic products “designed specifically to keep children healthy.” Earth’s Best Organic Banana Apricot Fruit & Whole Grain Combination is now available at specialty and health food stores nationwide in 113 g. glass jars.

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