Archive for November, 2009

U.S. Beverage Market Transforming by Consumer Demand for Organic Beverages

Published: 30 November 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

According to “Convenience Store News” the U.S. beverage market is being shaken — perhaps transformed — by niche drinks targeted more specific consumer needs, occasions and benefits, according to recent research and industry players. Two forces are reportedly creating sales in the beverage industry: better-for-you trends, including functional, nutrition boosting, and holistic/wellness drinks; and […]

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New Research Shows Chemicals, including BPA, Reach Babies in Womb

Published: 27 November 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Sphere” reports new research shows that chemicals from everyday products contaminate women’s bodies, and that their children enter the world already exposed to known toxics. Nine women from California, Oregon and Washington participated in the first-of-its-kind study and had blood and urine samples taken during their second trimester of pregnancy. The researchers found 13 toxic […]

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Consumer Reports’ Tests Indicate Extent of Potential Exposure to BPA from Canned Goods

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

“Wallet Pop” reports Consumer Reports recently tested canned food, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, and found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods tested contain some bisphenol A (BPA), which has been used for years in clear plastic bottles and food-can liners, has been restricted in Canada and some U.S. states and […]

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Organic, Shaken and Stirred: New Book Provides Eco-Friendly Cocktail Recipes

Published: 24 November 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

imagesAuthor Paul Abercrombie has collected 100+ eco-friendly, organic cocktail recipes from the trendiest bars and nightclubs across the country for his exciting new book, Organic, Shaken and Stirred. In addition to the drink recipes, there’s also a thorough introduction to today’s producers of organic vodka, gin, tequila, and other spirits—a new generation of small-scale producers who believe in sustainable agriculture, traditional methods, and environmentally sound practices. So, mix and drink responsibly and help save the planet while you’re at it! Check out more

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Prairie Organic Vodka

Published: 23 November 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Prairie-Organic-Vodka-lgCertified Organic and kosher, Prairie Organic Vodka is the new eco-friendly spirit. The vodka is distilled from organic yellow corn and crafted in partnership with a co-op of over 900 Minnesota farmers. The 1.75 L recyclable glass bottle features organic ink on the cut and stack label.

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“Yale Environment 360” Calls for Comprehensive Plastics Control Law

Published: 19 November 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

According to the “Yale Environment 360,” published by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, given the proven health threats of some plastics — as well as the enormous environmental costs — the time has come for the U.S. to pass a comprehensive plastics control law. Some plastic chemicals, such as bisphenol A […]

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Sen. Charles Schumer Proposes BPA Ban for Children under 3

Published: 18 November 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

WTEN TV (Albany, NY) reports Senator Charles Schumer wants to ban bisphenol A (BPA), a potentially dangerous chemical, that he says poses major health risks, especially to children. Schumer’s bill would prohibit BPA in products, including food and drink containers, marketed to kids 3 and under.

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Proposed Wisconsin Bill to Ban BPA Debated on Capitol Hill

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

Madison, Wisconsin’s WISC TV reports a Wisconsin bill that would make it illegal to make or sell infant bottles or cups for children under 5 that contain bisphenol A (BPA) was debated at a public hearing at the state Capitol Tuesday. Two doctors testified that studies link BPA to a slew of developmental problems and […]

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NYT’s Nicholas Kristof “Steering Clear of BPA”

Published: 13 November 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

In his Sunday column, “New York Times” writer Nicholas Kristof looks at chemicals that the government has been slow to regulate, even though they are suspected of pernicious effects on our bodies by disrupting the endocrine system. He focuses on bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical variant of estrogen that is used in plastics often […]

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Steaz Sparkling Green Tea

Published: 11 November 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

0911-02Steaz Sparkling Green Tea is a blend of smooth green tea with the highest quality organic cane sugar. The line is adding four new zero calorie flavors: Black Cherry, Blueberry Pomegranate, Orange and Raspberry. The new flavors feature cut and stack labels with a polished new design and logo on the 12 oz. glass bottles.

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