Archive for December, 2007

Chemical in Nalgene Water Bottles Reportedly Linked to Infertility and Hormone Disruption

Published: 31 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the Gotham Gazette, the Nalgene water bottles pulled from Mountain Equipment Co-op earlier this month are made of bisphenol A (BPA), “a type of plastic that has been linked with infertility, lower sperm counts, enlarged prostrate glands, pre-cancerous lesions in breast and prostate tissue, and other symptoms of hormone disruption.”

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Del Monte Organic Pickles

Published: 27 December 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

00839dmf_sm.jpg Del Monte recently introduced the first line of USDA-certified organic pickles, made for people who prefer pickles the way nature intended. The new organic pickle line-up includes the following varieties: Sweet Bread & Butter Chips, Dill Burger Slices, Kosher Dill Whole Pickles, Kosher Dill Baby Pickles, and Kosher Dill Spears. Del Monte organic pickles are produced using environmentally friendly farming practices, without synthetic chemicals or genetically modified ingredients. Pick up your Del Monte Organic Pickles today in 24 oz. glass jars.

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Santa Cruz Organic Fruit Sauces

Published: 26 December 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0108-09.jpg Santa Cruz has added a delicious new twist to an old favorite with the introduction of brand new flavors to their popular line of organic fruit sauces. Santa Cruz Organic Fruit Sauces are available in Apple Blueberry and Apple Raspberry varieties in 23 oz. glass jars. The base for the flavors is created by grinding the best certified USDA organic apples with additions like cinnamon and spices, and pureed organic fruits such as blackberries, cherries, strawberries and apricots.

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R. W. Knudsen Organic Just Pomegranate and Just Cranberry Juices

Published: 24 December 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0108-11.jpg R. W. Knudsen is introducing Organic Just Pomegranate and Organic Just Cranberry Juices in 32 oz. glass bottles. Each 32 oz. bottle of Organic Just Pomegranate juice contains the equivalent of eight pounds of fruit and each 32 oz. bottle of Organic Just Cranberry contains over 2 pounds of fruit - that’s about 1150 individual berries!

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Another Canadian Retailer Pulls BPA Water Bottles from Shelves

Published: 20 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

The Canadian National Post reports Lulu Lemon, a popular yoga and fitness apparel retail chain, is the second large Canadian retailer (following Mountain Equipment Co-op) to stop selling water bottles containing bisphenol A. The Toronto based Environmental Defense group reportedly “expects other large Canadian retailers to follow suit soon.”

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Organic Diet Steaz Sparkling Green Tea

Published: 19 December 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

The Healthy Beverage Co. recently re-launched its Steaz Green Tea Soda line with new diet flavors—including Blueberry-Pomegranate, Orange, Raspberry, and Black Cherry—and packaging. These diet sodas are available in 12 oz. glass bottles, which allow the brilliant soda colors to shine. The Diet Steaz Sparkling Green Tea line is organic and Fair Trade certified.

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“BPA is not the only thing to fear when it comes to plastics.”

Published: 19 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

The Ottawa Sun reports “BPA is not the only thing to fear when it comes to plastics. There are many other barely pronounceable, likely-to-leach chemicals to worry about.”

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Researcher believes the “public needs to be concerned” about BPA

Published: 18 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to ABC News, although bisphenol A (BPA) has allegedly “never been proven to cause health problems in humans in low doses,” the chemical, which is found in infant formula cans, is continuing to spark concern among research and advocacy groups. According to a professor of environmental medicine, “Those of us who do research […]

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Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Decision to Pull Polycarbonate Bottles Continues to Spark Controversy

Published: 17 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

The Vancouver Sun reports on the decision by Mountain Equipment Co-op to pull Nalgene water bottles, which were reportedly once “sold as a safer alternative to other forms of plastic,” from store shelves. Some environmental groups are calling such polycarbonate plastic bottles “a hazard,” because they allegedly leach a potentially harmful chemical called bisphneol […]

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Shareholders Put Pressure on Companies that Make and Sell Plastics Products

Published: 17 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, companies that make and sell plastic products are now under fire by their shareholders. According to the Investor Environmental Health Network, a nonprofit for money managers and shareholder groups that use investments to pressure corporations on chemical issues, more than two dozen shareholder resolutions have taken publicly held […]

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