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House Democrats Lobby Leadership To Ditch Foam Packaging

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Fifty-nine Democrats are rallying once again to get House leadership to toss the polystyrene packaging used in congressional cafeteria...

The Worst Thing Since White Bread

Ali Cherry | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

While most Americans think about eating healthy and want to make improvements, more than half say that figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn't eat.

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

Joshua Estrin | Posted 08.14.2014 | 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.

GOP Gov Makes Contentious Decision On Food Packaging Measure

AP | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill on Monday designed to provide information about food packaging that contains the toxic ch...

Healthwashing With a Green Label

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

As the FDA and other government organizations continue to debate front of label systems, a new study suggests design and color deserve as much attention as the nutrition information itself if we are to really help consumers reach informed food choices.

Styrofoam Ban Concerns Some New Yorkers

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 04.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Barely 24 hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed an all-out ban on plastic foam food containers in the city and already New Yor...

The Best In Creative Food Packaging

Posted 11.28.2012 | Taste

It looks so good, we don't even want to open it.

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.

How To Reuse Food Packaging

Posted 06.12.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Mary Mazzoni: Reusing food packaging before tossing it in the trash or recycling bin is a great way to save money and cut back on h...

End Game: The Petitions to Ban BPA

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

As scientists continue to study the effects of BPA on humans, the FDA is finding that it is the one under the microscope -- the microscope of public scrutiny, that is -- and what we are seeing is troubling.

50 Years Of Food Marketing Trends That Fool People

CHOW | Posted 09.07.2011 | Home

There are plenty of words that mean nothing on food packages: new and improved, better flavor, artisan. But just like clothes and music, food packagin...

Paper or Plastic? Neither, At New Grocery Store Without Packaging

GOOD | By SIOBHAN O'CONNOR | Posted 08.24.2011 | Home

Austin, Texas is already home to Whole Foods, but that won't stop a group of entrepreneurs from founding a new grocery store right in the natural food...

Is Food Packaging Affecting Your Health?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

Most of us are genuinely trying to do our best to be healthy -- we buy organic food, try to drink filtered water and include more fruits and vegetables with every meal. But what about the packaging surrounding our food?

California Is for Plovers, Not Polystyrene

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The hope in roping off sections of plover habitat in Malibu Lagoon is that we will be able to share the beach with our feathered friends and that the plovers will nest and reproduce.

Food Inflation Kept Hidden In Tinier Bags

New York Times | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

As an expected increase in the cost of raw materials looms for late summer, consumers are beginning to encounter shrinking food packages....

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...

Europe Says Bisphenol A. Is Safe. But...

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Ropeik

Bisphenol A. is a classic case of how, as much as we'd like to think our thinking brain can calculate risk based on facts, in the end it's not just about facts, but how those facts feel.

The Big Risk of Insanely Small Nanoparticles in Our Food

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

For now, until the FDA and the USDA get their acts together, when it comes to food and our health, it seems that we, the people, are once more on our own.