It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for me to give you a little weekend reading from around the web. Here are a few food related items that I thought might interest you. reports that the maker of Fat Tire ale, New Belgium Brewing Co. is eliminating the cardboard partitions between in their 12 packs. This is one of the steps they are making to reduce their carbon footprint. Other steps they are looking into are switching to organic malt and increasing the amount of recycled glass they use in their bottles.

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.
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The earth-friendly blog, Twilight Earth has ideas for pre-cycling at the grocery store and beyond.

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.

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Business Wire reports that a A Green Wave will be supplying healthy, organic food at the Super Bowl XLIII Tailgate Party.

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.
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The Super Bowl Tailgate party may be going organic, but Business World reports that worldwide the demand for organic food is going down.

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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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Friday food news roundup 1/30/2009
Food news from around the web for your weekend reading