Resources and Links:

Illness and Disease Prevention:

"There is only so much the consumer can do.  How can food be made safer in the first place? 

In the end, it is up to the consumer to demand a safe food
supply; up to industry to produce it; up to researchers to
develop better ways of doing so; and up to government to see that
it happens, to make sure it works and to identify problems still
in need of solutions” CDC.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/foodborneinfections_g.
htm#criticalproblems

“Foodborne illness is a serious public health problem. CDC
estimates that each year 76 million people get sick, more than
300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die as a result of foodborne
illnesses“. April 16, 2004 / 53(RR04);1-33
 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5304a1.htm
Guidelines for Preventing Opportunist Infections
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4910a1.htm

Waste and Recycling:
“Around 636 thousand tons of PET plastic beverage bottles were
recycled nationwide in 2006, but more than three times as much
PET was wasted: 2 million tons“.
http://www.container-recycling.org/

Beverage Containers wasted, by material: 1986 and 2006
http://www.container-recycling.org/facts/all/data/waste-tons86-06.htm

LCA PET and PLA 2007 Report
http://www.container-recycling.org/assets/pdfs/plastic/LCA-PETandPLA2007.pdf




 

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