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Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Health & Nutrition | 0 comments

Beyond Bulk Food Buying: “If your food can’t go bad, it’s not good for you”

Beyond Bulk Food Buying: “If your food can’t go bad, it’s not good for you”

With the popularity of super stores, it may be safe to say, most of us like a deal. And I love a good deal. For me, sometimes shopping can be like hunting… Ever showed someone a picture on your phone and they keep scrolling? Well. Recently, I realized my camera roll is now filled with home and food items. Perhaps finding a pint of organic raspberries for $2.88 isn’t as exhilarating as scoring a Marc Jacobs dress 50% off, but oddly enough I find myself reveling in such food finds. Maybe it’s because I know that not everything at Barney’s is always unattainable.  Just as I know that eating organic, sustainable food is also not unattainable. You just have to keep your eye on the prize, er, produce and sales. Taking pictures of organic food and their varying prices and sharing them with you all may make my friends laugh (at me) but I like the thrill of the find. In the context of food, eating healthy doesn’t automatically...

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Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Health & Nutrition, Products | 5 comments

Food Packaging And Storage: What Are The Different Types of Plastics? What Do Plastic Recycle Codes Tell you? Guide to Understanding Plastics

Food Packaging And Storage: What Are The Different Types of Plastics? What Do Plastic Recycle Codes Tell you? Guide to Understanding Plastics

Upon hearing that BPA-free does not automatically mean safer, it lead me to research plastic a little further. BPA and BPS are typically found in in the plastic called Polycarbonate (PC). What types of products are made out of Polycarbonate Plastic?  Re-usable water-bottles, water cooler jugs, and CDs and DVDs are the ones we are most familiar with. Until recently, baby bottles and sippy cups contained BPA. In 2011, the United States generated almost 14 million tons of plastics as containers and packaging, aboutt 11 million tons as durable goods, such as appliances, and almost 7 million tons as nondurable goods, for example plates and cups. Only 8 percent of the total plastic waste generated in 2011 was recovered for recycling   After reading this article, it really made me think about the products I use. The research by doctors from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco is part of a growing body of evidence looking at the negative health effects of BPA, a plastic hardening chemical found...

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