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Cheesed: The Toxic Story Behind Food Packaging

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Lehner

When I was a kid, processed cheese was a family camping staple. It tasted great, melted beautifully and, most importantly, didn't spoil easily. We did...

Social Media, Culture and Marketing: Chelsea Matthew Cracks the Code

Angela Han | Posted 07.10.2016 | Media
Angela Han

Packaging matters. It contradicts the "looks aren't everything" proverb, but it's a salient truth--looks can be just as important as content. As medi...

An Open Letter to Producers, Consumers and Legislators

Abi Fedorovsky | Posted 03.18.2016 | Green
Abi Fedorovsky

We have the power to change the system. It might seem like individuals cannot change something so big, but so many significant events in history have been started by the small actions of people.

Hey Advertisers, Women Like 'Full Fat' Foods, Too

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Taste

Some days you can’t even enjoy a string cheese without sexism getting you down. Someone wrote in to Jezebel this week with an irritating observation...

Bioplastics and the Truth About Biodegradable Plastic

Tom Szaky | Posted 01.11.2017 | Green
Tom Szaky

As marketable as biodegradable and compostable plastics like PLA are, there's often more to these claims than meets the eye. For example, in most cases biodegradable bioplastics will only break down in a high-temperature industrial composting facility, not your average household compost bin.

Open At Your Own Risk

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.29.2016 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Neither my nails nor scissors worked this time, so I called my husband, Mighty Marc, who continues to be a fine example of virile manhood. At 79, he still cuts his own meat and chews with his own teeth. If anyone could do it, he could.

Capri Sun Comes Under Fire For Its Iconic Pouches

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.15.2015 | Taste

In the pantheon of nostalgic food products, Capri Sun ranks pretty high up there with Dunkaroos and Lunchables. It's been a lunchtime staple for milli...

In Defense Of Your Fancy New Homepage

Joshua Macht | Posted 05.12.2016 | Media
Joshua Macht

To many, Facebook appears to be continuing the path of creative destruction that has already torched so much of the old media landscape. But all might not be lost. None of this ongoing fragmentation negates the value of the original bundle -- unless we let it.

Designing Something? Protect Your Trade Dress

Brad Reid | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Trade dress involves the overall nonfunctional appearance and design characteristics of items including such elements as shape, color, graphics, and packaging. Great trade dress can make an already good product sizzle. It is that important.

All of Me Why Not Eat All Of Me: The Future of Edible Packaging

Joshua Estrin | Posted 10.14.2014 | Home
Joshua Estrin

The edible container is not a new concept according to research groups around the world. The pharmaceutical industries have used gelatinous packaging for decades reducing waste and adding consumer convenience and value.

The Art of Y: Wine in a Box?

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

If you thought breaking into the energy drink market was tough, at least it doesn't have the regulatory hurdles placed on alcohol. Steffan Bankier and Jordan Gutman co-founded Public House, a premium boxed wine company, back in 2012 and it's been an exhilarating challenge ever since.

Chipotle Just Got A Whole Lot More Highbrow

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

Starting Thursday, the massive demographic that comprises both burrito-lovers and literary aficionados will find a real treat at Chipotle: Cups and ba...

Your Product was Accepted Into Whole Foods! Now What?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Getting into Whole Foods, or any other major specialty food retailer, is a huge step for any aspiring food manufacturer.

The Burger Caddy To Revolutionize Fast Food Packaging

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.23.2013 | Taste

One look at a creation by Seulbi Kim, a student of industrial design at Rhode Island School of Design, and we're smacking our heads thinking, "Why didn't we think of that?"

Flammable or Inflammable

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

"Inactive" means not active; ""incapable" means not capable; "inseparable" means not separable; and on and on the examples go. It doesn't make sense that "inflammable" means flammable. But we need to keep in mind that it's not always easy to translate one language accurately into another.

Bzzz Honey Packaging by Backbone Studio

designboom | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
designboom

As the tastiest honey is usually found in beehives, but impossible to buy in a market, Armenian designers of Backbone Studio conceived packaging out of wood as an improvised beehive place holder to contain honey.

Supermarket Advertising 'Common Sense' Sells Peeled Bananas In Plastic Wrap

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.20.2012 | Home

A German-owned supermarket chain with a slogan that promotes common sense has found itself under fire for showing the opposite. Billa supermarkets,...

Edible Bottles, Edible Bags

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.20.2012 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Harvard University scientists have developed a material that can be used to wrap, bottle and otherwise package food -- which tastes like the food it contains, and can be eaten after (or before) the food it contains.

Cooking With Scissors

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 04.24.2012 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

What do I take every time I go into the kitchen? A toolbelt, that's what. And that includes the most important household implement: Scissors.

All That Glitters Ends Up on the Curb: Lessons From Zero Waste Families

Janice Harper | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

I once lived in a rainforest in Madagascar. When I asked where to dump the garbage, my new neighbors looked at each other with those faces that say, "Is she for real? What's a garbage?"

10,000 Publix Shoppers Demand Change

Posted 12.22.2011 | Miami

After Maura O'Donnell's husband came home from Publix for "nth" time with fruits and veggies on Styrofoam trays, she thought, "Why am I yelling at him...

PHOTO: Lean Pockets Taking A Cue From Jon Kyl

Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy

When Senator Jon Kyl famously said that his Planned Parenthood comments were "not intended to be a factual statement," it opened the flood gates for a...

10 Best Package Designs

Eva Maddox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Eva Maddox

The recent unveiling of Starbucks' new logo brings conversation about branding to the mainstream. The new, simplified cup design eliminates the name a...

BLOGWATCH> Less Is More: Packaging Goes Minimal On Antrepo

bumbumbum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Loving this superb project from Antrepo Studio. The idea behind is to create minimalist re-designs of well-known international brand packages. This ju...

Packing Of The Future: Amazing Mushrooms

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ecovative Design in New York has used mushrooms to create a heat and fire-resistant, energy-absorbing, biodegradable (even anaerobically, without oxyg...