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Pepsi Addresses Mexico's Childhood Obesity Epidemic With a Video Game

Pepsi Addresses Mexico's Childhood Obesity Epidemic With a Video Game

In a dubious effort to curb skyrocketing childhood obesity rates in Mexico, Pepsico has released a video game aimed at educating children about healthy choices. The game compels kids to monitor a Tamagotchi-like character called "Nutrin," ensuring that he balances his caloric intake with exercise — presumably sending the message that Pepsico products can be a part of a healthy lifestyle so long as one plays enough soccer.

January 2, 2008

Food Trends: 2008

Food Trends: 2008

2007 saw continued growth in the organic foods market, eco-safe fish hitting the shelves at Wal-Mart, and "locavore" voted word of the year by the Oxford American Dictionary. But can we expect ethical eating to fizzle out as a fad or become even bigger in 2008?

December 26, 2007

Five Top Supermarkets Sued for False Organic Labeling

Five Top Supermarkets Sued for False Organic Labeling

Five of the nations largest food retailers face suit over the mislabeling of supposedly "organic" milk sold in their stores. Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway, Costco, and Wild Oats have all been named in the suits, which follow eight other lawsuits filed in different states against Aurora Organic Dairy, the supplier of the milk.

December 14, 2007

20 U.S. States Fail CSPI's School Foods Report Card

20 U.S. States Fail CSPI's School Foods Report Card

Twenty states have failed the Center for Science in the Public Interest's annual school foods report card, and nearly two-thirds received grades of "D" or lower. The biggest factor in keeping grades so low this year was a lack of health standards for so called "competitive foods," which are any foods and beverages sold in schools that don't fall under the school lunch plans. Most schools now have vending machines offering such items as flavored water, sodas, and potato chips.

December 5, 2007

Holiday Parties and Decor Sled into Eco Consciousness

Holiday Parties and Decor Sled into Eco Consciousness

Tis the season of office parties and celebratory gatherings of the family clan and friends. Whether it’s a mega-party event like a museum opening or a small get together with friends in a city apartment, parties this season are decked in eco-friendly green. The trend-setting party planners and designers of New York are taking parties into eco-consciousness with verve and gusto.

December 3, 2007

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  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • Weapons-maker. Multiple environmental offender.
  • World's largest oil company--human rights, oil spills and misinformation about climate change
  • Genetic Engineering and Monopolistic behavior = Monsanto
  • Processed meat sold as 'natural' food. Union-buster.