Friday food news roundup
New Belgium Brewing Co., the maker of Fat Tire ale, is removing the cardboard partitions from almost all of its 12-packs. Based on the company's current level of production, that will eliminate 150 tons of cardboard and save New Belgium about $280,000 in the next year.
What is this Precycling we keep hearing about? Recycling is great, but keeping recyclables out of the recycle stream is Greener than recycling.Simply put, Precycling is the act of “not purchasing” something that would otherwise be Recycled or thrown into a landfill.
On Feb. 1, amid the palm trees in Tampa, Fla., 11,000 Super Bowl VIPs will be going “coconuts” over a nutritious snack you might not expect to find at a Super Bowl party! A Green Wave, a women-owned, Florida-based business, was selected as an Organic Green Company to provide healthy, organic food at the Super Bowl XLIII Tailgate Party. The NFL’s Emerging Business Program selects local minority- and women-owned businesses that are forward-thinking, creative and innovative, and offers them the opportunity to bid for contracts and participate in Super Bowl business events.
As recession drives consumers to cut costs, their commitment to organic food has been tested with sales growth slowing — but so far, sales are not falling. How green are our wallets?
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