Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

This is a guest post by Jacqueline Linder, CEO of LunchBots. We put a lot of thought into what food to pack our kids for lunch, making sure they have a balanced, healthy meal with quality ingredients. But too often … Continue reading

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Food is Not the Enemy

Food is Not the Enemy

Running a business is hard. And running a business that wants to do good in this world is even harder because of the higher standards to which one must adhere. Just ask organic farmers, for example. Ask a small food … Continue reading

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10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

Drink More water! 1. Temperature: Find out which water temperature you like the most, and make sure you always have some on hand. If you like water ice cold, find a container where you can keep it iced all day. … Continue reading

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California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California’s Environmental Protection Agency decided on Friday to list Bisphenol-A (BPA) as a reproductive hazard. If not met with any rejections in the next month, BPA will be added to a list of hundreds of other chemicals that are “known … Continue reading

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Child Obesity and BPA

Child Obesity and BPA

Another potential explanation for childhood obesity? Researchers from NYU’s medical school have found a correlation between the amount of bisphenol A (BPA) in children’s urine and their body mass index. The study was published in the Journal of the American … Continue reading

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A Weak FDA: BPA Toxicity Needs More Research, but Let’s Keep Using It…

A Weak FDA: BPA Toxicity Needs More Research, but Let’s Keep Using It…

Last Friday, the FDA issued its most updated position on Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical widely used in food packaging. A chemical that has some unfortunate side effects, due to the fact that it mimics human hormone estrogen. We’ll get to … Continue reading

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BPA Update: French Ban Upsets Our USDA

BPA Update: French Ban Upsets Our USDA

It seems European lawmakers are more in tune with their constituency than Congress. After reviewing the French Food Safety Authority (ANSES) report on Bisphenol-A (BPA), the French parliament issued a ban effective January 2014. (Reminder: BPA  is a chemical compound … Continue reading

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About that Plastic Used to Package Your Food

About that Plastic Used to Package Your Food

Plastic is everywhere:  In our homes, in our schools, in our kids’ toys, even in the pens we inadvertently chew on. Plastic is also in landfills. About 85% is never recycled! Plastic is how the food industry packages a sizeable … Continue reading

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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BPA Update: Alternatives May Be Just as Bad

BPA Update: Alternatives May Be Just as Bad

A gloomy editorial by Dominique Browning in the New York Times this week touches upon a recent trend : I’m struck by how many signs on the shelves advertise BPA-free bottles, BPA-free sippy cups. It breaks my heart. Manufacturers might … Continue reading

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