Archive for September, 2009

Activists Ask Pittsburgh Leaders to Support BPA Ban

Published: 30 September 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette” reports The Rachel Carson Homestead Association has asked Pittsburgh and Allegheny County leaders to support a ban on the synthetic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) found in plastic children’s products like baby bottles, sippy cups, canned foods and drinks and some toys.

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Guayaki Organic Energy Shot

Published: 29 September 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

The latest flavor to hit the Guayaki Organic Energy Shot lineup is Lime Tangerine. It is fueled with yerba mate, goji berry, acerola cherry and ginger. The result is a natural dose of caffeine, antioxidants and vitamins. This USDA Organic shot is packaged in a 2 oz. glass bottle featuring a full shrink-sleeve label.

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NEWSWEEK Unveils ‘Green’ Ranking of 500 Largest Corporations in U.S.

Published: 29 September 2009
Category: Sustainability

“NEWSWEEK” recently unveiled its exclusive environmental ranking of America’s 500 largest corporations. The top five corporations include Coca Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola, Brown-Forman, Molson Coors Brewing, and H.J. Heinz.

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Washington State Continues to Compile Top 50 List of Toxins Dangerous for Children

Published: 25 September 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Associated Press,” Washington State is compiling a list of the top 50 chemicals that manufacturers of children’s products, such as toys and car seats, would be required to disclose; however, the State is still months away from finalizing the list. In 2008, Washington became the first state in the nation to […]

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Bill to Ban BPA in California Fails to Pass, Bill Supporters Blame Lobbying Efforts

Published: 23 September 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “San Francisco Chronicle,” a bill introduced to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in infant formula cans and baby bottles in California failed to pass in the Assembly. Supporters of the BPA ban reportedly believe the bill failed to pass because the chemical and pharmaceutical industry mounted a ruthless lobbying campaign to persuade members […]

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BPA Users Lobby in Wisconsin Against Proposed Statewide Chemical Ban

Published: 22 September 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports companies that use bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging are lobbying against a proposed statewide ban in Wisconsin of the controversial chemical. State Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) and state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys (D-Madison) introduced legislation in June that would ban BPA in children’s products. Similar measures have passed […]

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Early Exposure to Environmental Chemicals may be Programming Kids to be Fat

Published: 21 September 2009
Category: Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “NEWSWEEK,” early exposure to common chemicals in the environment may be programming kids to be fat. Certain hormone-mimicking pollutants, ubiquitous in the food chain, reportedly act on genes in the developing fetus and newborn to turn more precursor cells into fat cells, which stay with a person for life.

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California Assembly Delays Final Vote on BPA Ban after Emotional Debate

Published: 17 September 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times,” the California Assembly put off a final vote on whether to ban the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and infant formula and baby food containers last week after an emotional debate over children’s safety. The measure, favored by a 35-31 vote, twice fell short of 41 […]

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Scientist Reveals What Small Doses of Common Chemicals do in Our Bodies

Published: 16 September 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Jeff Young, a host with “Living on Earth,” recently spoke with Pete Myers, chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, about what tiny exposures of common chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA), do in our body, and why regulatory agencies don’t test low doses. BPA lines many food and beverage containers, from baby bottles to […]

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Eel River Acai Berry Wheat

Published: 14 September 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Eel River Brewing Company will be releasing a new beer in the fall that is certified organic. Acai berry Wheat is a light-bodied wheat ale brewed with organic acai berries from Brazil, and a flavorful mix of four other organic berries. This antioxidant rich beer is packaged in a 12 oz. brown glass bottle.

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