Posts Tagged ‘Consumer’
With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesn’t have to look far for the grains and apples to make their whiskey, vodka and gin. The 10-year-old company crafts many of their liquors from ingredients grown no more than a few minutes away,. . .
Get ready America, your coffee may soon be costing you more than you can expect. Coffee rust is currently devastating the crops in Latin America. A recent outbreak is causing the worst devastation since the disease was first spotted in the Western Hemisphere in 1970; Guatemala has declared a national. . .
The European Union banned the sale of new cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals with immediate effect Monday. ”This is a great opportunity for Europe to set an example of responsible innovation in cosmetics without any compromise on consumer safety,” said Tonio Borg, the EU’s top official on health. . .
On March 10, Americans will set their clocks forward an hour in the biannual ritual known as Daylight Saving Time (DST). But the hour of reckoning could be close at hand for DST, if some online petitioners get their way, that is. A petition seeking to eliminate DST (or make it the year-round. . .
Oceana, an international ocean advocacy group, has released a report on national seafood fraud, and the results are disconcerting. The report, which is one of the largest on seafood fraud to date, found that one-third of fish was mislabeled. Oceana performed DNA testing from 2010 to 2012 on 1,215 fish. . .
Man-made chemicals in everyday products are likely to be at least the partial cause of a global surge in birth deformities, hormonal cancers and psychiatric diseases, a U.N.-sponsored research team reported on Tuesday. These substances, dubbed EDCs, could also be linked to a decline in the human male sperm count. . .
The holiday’s are upon us, and between the food waste and consumer consumption that goes on during this season, perhaps a new tack is in order for this year. Greening the holidays shouldn’t just be for this ostentatious season, but something we should be doing every day. The holidays create a. . .
The Green Car Journal announced its Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, choosing the Ford Fusion in a field of five finalists that included Toyota, Mazda, and Dodge. The 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan comes out with a wide array of drivetrain options, from. . .
No, this is not going to be a soliloquy on being being a vegetarian for Thanksgiving, or giving a reprieve to what once could have been our National bird, the Turkey. Greening Thanksgiving covers a wider range of life style issues that we could all use. With a nod to. . .
It’s no surprise that the State of California leads the nation in the purchase of hybrid and electric vehicles. According to a report by automotive website Edmunds.com, California drivers accounted for just under one-third of all electric vehicles purchased in the United States last year and about a quarter of. . .
Sandy’s aftermath is taking its toll on families and communities. The Red Cross, corporate entities, private charities and individuals are stepping up their relief efforts to those who have an immediate need for assistance. If you can do something please step up and offer your assistance, whether it be financial,. . .
A majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, either with or without taxes and regulations similar to those imposed on alcoholic beverages, according to a new poll conducted by YouGuv in conjunction with The HuffPost. The poll found that 51 percent of adults support legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol,. . .
Levi Strauss, the jean company we know so well, has created a new line of jeans made from recycled plastic bottles. Your next pair of Levi jeans may include black trays, brown beer bottles, clear water bottles, and green soda bottles. Levi’s calls their new line of jeans the WasteLess. . .
Food Day is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food, and a day of awareness about where food comes from. What we eat has deep implications, and in the last several years, socially responsible businesses have started taking an active role in addressing those implications. Many. . .