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Packaged Foods Lobby Group Fights Efforts to Reduce America's Salt Intake

Packaged Foods Lobby Group Fights Efforts to Reduce America's Salt Intake

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which has in the past brought us efforts to end the sale of sugary soft drinks in schools, is once again encountering resistance from America's largest trade group, The Grocery Manufacturers Association/Food Products Association. CSPI wants the FDA to step up its regulation of salt by improving its labeling mechanism, requiring food manufacturers to reduce the levels of salt in packaged food, and revoking salt's "generally recognized as safe" status.

November 30, 2007

Have a Hankering to Burn Wood in the Fireplace? Toss in a Coffee Log

Have a Hankering to Burn Wood in the Fireplace? Toss in a Coffee Log

While sipping some nice coffee in the morning chill, you might also throw on a couple of logs made from coffee grounds. Perfect. Reduced pollution and recycling rolled into logs. Java-Log has the answer with its Coffee Firelog.

November 27, 2007

Organic Personal Care Products

Organic Personal Care Products

The personal care marketplace is rapidly becoming organic. But with increased interest in certification, manufacturers are finding it difficult to keep up with the USDA's requirements. Some have suggested that the personal care industry develop its own certification process for organic and natural products. Others believe this will simply confuse consumers.

November 26, 2007

Agritourism: Vacation on a Farm

Agritourism: Vacation on a Farm

Looking for a new type of vacation? Maybe you should consider agritourism—agricultural tourism—where vacationers go to farms and can participate in a variety of farm activities. A growing part of the tourism industry, agritourism is being touted as a way for local farmers to supplement their income, educate the public, and expand people’s appreciation of how food is made.

November 25, 2007

Safety-tips for Buying Toys

Safety-tips for Buying Toys

During past holiday seasons, parents were concerned about finding the most popular toy and would often battle other parents to get it .  Remember Tickle Me Elmo?.  This year, many parents are more concerned about toy safety.  Consumer groups have issued a steady flow of information on recalled toys, safety hazards, and hints for parents as they head for the stores to find their children the perfect gift.

November 23, 2007

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