Archive for September, 2006

Is there a connection between toxic chemicals and breast cancer?

Published: 11 September 2006
Category: Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes

California recently passed a bill that will set up the nation’s first statewide program to measure exposure to toxic chemicals by testing volunteers for toxic build-up in the body. According to the Mercury News, the bill, SB 1379, by state Sen. Don Perata, D-Oakland, and Sen. Deborah Ortiz, D-Sacramento, “would require the state Department of […]

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Gender bending chemicals and babies in the womb

Published: 10 September 2006
Category: Hormonal Changes

According to this article in the Daily Mail, new evidence has allegedly shown that babies are exposed to “gender-bending” chemical pesticides in the womb. According to the research, “Tests on blood taken from the placentas of pregnant women revealed up to fifteen different types of pesticide, the research found. Worryingly, the chemicals were found […]

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Yerba Mate Organic Energy Drinks by Guayaki

Published: 6 September 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image In South America, yerba mate has been revered for centuries as the “drink of the gods” and is consumed daily for optimum health, sustained energy and mental clarity. Guayaki’s Yerba Mate Organic Energy Drink is a “good for you” beverage that delivers on taste. Each bottle contains caffeine levels comparable to a cup of coffee, however, the stimulation is balanced by mate’s natural nutritional content. And according to ACNielsen, tea bag sales seem to be on a slight decline, while RTD tea has grown almost 35% compared to last year. Packaged in 16 oz. glass bottles, Yerba Mate Organic Energy Drinks are available in three flavors: Traditional Mate, Empower Mint and Raspberry Revolution.

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T. Marzetti Organic Blue Cheese Dressing

Published: 6 September 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image T. Marzetti recently announced the addition of Blue Cheese to its popular line of Organic Dressings. Marzetti’s new Organic Blue Cheese Dressing is certified by the USDA and carries the USDA seal. T. Marzetti Organic Dressings are packaged in 12 oz. glass bottles. Marzetti’s new Organic Blue Cheese Dressing is now available at grocery stores nationwide.

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White Rock Organic Sodas

Published: 6 September 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image White Rock Organic Sodas are refreshing, naturally caffeine-free beverages that are brewed using natural fruit extracts and organic pure cane sugar. These USDA Organic Certified beverages contain no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or preservatives. White Rock Organic Sodas are available in three mouth-watering flavors, including Passion Orange, Raspberry Cream and Red Peach, in 12 oz. glass bottles.

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The majority of Americans and bisphenol A: Are we all victims?

Published: 6 September 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the SouthBendTribune.com, 95 percent of Americans have traces of bisphenol A, an industrial component of plastic found in common household items. The article describes this as a concern, as “the plasticizing chemical has been shown to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells in laboratory experiments, although its effect in people has […]

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Cosmetic Products Over 100 Chemicals with Potentially harmful effects

Published: 5 September 2006
Category: Phthalates

According to NewsTarget.com, women who wear mainstream cosmetic products may unknowingly be applying as many as 175 different chemicals to their bodies every day. The article further reports that “most popular beauty products contain a vast cocktail of chemicals, many of which have been linked to health problems such as cancer, hormone imbalances and […]

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Is plastic packaging contaminating our food?

Published: 1 September 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

Organic Market Info, an online magazine for organic trade, recently reported on the use of plastic packaging in the marketplace, claiming that the downside of using such material is that the additives are often unstable, resulting in the migration or leaching of plasticizers (which are added to plastic containers to alter the flexibility and strength […]

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