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Mattel Maintains Devotion to Dangerous Products and Hazardous Working Conditions

Mattel Maintains Devotion to Dangerous Products and Hazardous Working Conditions

Probably the most overlooked aspects of 2007's string of toxic toy scandals are the host of environmental and health dangers associated with manufacturing poisonous products. The Chinese workers who spray lead paint on toys destined for American shelves — often without masks or gloves — don't have to put the toys in their mouths to experience the effects of lead poisoning. When they go home at night they bring with them paint dust which in turn pollutes their living spaces, putting their families at risk.

January 15, 2008

Canon Announces Three Categories of Green Branding and Products

Canon Announces Three Categories of Green Branding and Products

The consumer and business electronics giant Canon unveiled a 2008 plan for making its packaging and products more friendly to environment and buyers. Using the tag line “Generation Green”, Canon created three categories of marketing and product manufacturing practices intended to help consumers identify Canon as a green conscious company with a range of green goods and policies.

January 8, 2008

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

Baby Formula Cans Have Chemical That Causes Reproductive Problems

Baby Formula Cans Have Chemical That Causes Reproductive Problems

According to a new report, an epoxy resin that lines the cans of baby formula is present at an unsafe level and may later cause reproductive problems. The resin, Bisphenol A, is found in liquid-type formulas, such as Good Start, Similac and Enfamil (manufactured by Nestle, Ross-Abott and MeadJohnson).

January 1, 2008

The Dark Secrets of Sit-Down Chain Restaurants

The Dark Secrets of Sit-Down Chain Restaurants

Nutritional labels used to be found on packaged food, and nowhere else. Now, labels are found on almost everything we eat. McDonalds even prints them on a lot  of its packaging.  But corporate restaurant chains aren't legally required to disclose nutritional information to the public. In fact, this information isn't even available upon request from most of the nation's largest chains like T.G.I Friday's, IHOP, and Outback Steakhouse.

December 21, 2007

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  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations
  • Genetic Engineering and Monopolistic behavior = Monsanto
  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • Altria? Formerly known as Philip Morris