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Call for Canadian cigarettes to be in plain packages

Toronto - World No Tobacco Day is taking place on May 31. As part of the social media campaigns, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association is calling for cigarettes to be placed in plain packages to discourage smoking.

New packaging aims to keep vegetables fresher

Michigan State University have developed new packaging designed to help produce stay fresher for longer. The research has run tests on onions and the data collected shows considerable improvement in keeping the vegetables edible.

Pig infertility in Spain could mean problems for humans too

Zaragoza - In 2010, there was a mysterious drop in pig fertility in various farms, located all over Spain. Since then, a Spanish scientist has investigated the situation and it seems her findings could have serious implications for us humans, too.

Op-Ed: First impressions in an e-commerce age

In the 'Age of Amazon' more and more online consumers have high expectations for speedy fulfillment of orders, and quality packaging.

Can cigarette packaging deter smoking?

A new psychological study from the U.S. indicates that having health warnings on cigarette cartons helps to make smokers more aware of the ill-health effects associated with smoking.

Value of American food waste greater than offshore reserves

New York - A new study suggests that 16 per cent of the total energy used in the U.S. is used in food production and the amount that is thrown away is more valuable than what is available in offshore reserves.

Heinz Ketchup redesigns the ketchup pack

Heinz Ketchup packs are a fast food staple. The next time you order your favorite fries you may be surprised by a ready to dip pack of ketchup.

F.D.A. Concerned About Substance in Food Packaging

The FDA has said that it is concern about health risks from bisphenol-A, or BPA, which is a component of plastic bottles and food packaging that the agency declared safe in 2008.

Honouring the Best Package Designs of the Year

The 56th annual Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival recently announced the package design winners from the Design Category. Find out why Jamie Oliver's condiment line and a "flowerbomb safe" took home gold.

Apple looking at 'active packaging' for iPods, iPhone

Apple is reportedly looking at using new technology inside their iPod and iPhone packaging which would provide power to the devices and allow them to display promotional videos and receive updates whilst on store shelves.

Amazon.com wants to make packaging 'frustrating-free'

Amazon.com wants to ease the frustration of customers this holiday season and beyond by making packaging compact and green instead of bulky and irritating.

'Halo 3' packaging scratches disks

Within hours after die-hard fans finally got their hands on a copy of "Halo 3," blogs brimmed with reports that special limited-edition packaging is scratching the video game disks.
 

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