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VANCOUVER, BC (Jan 31, 2020) – The Ocean Legacy Foundation, a Canadian non-profit organization with the goal to end ocean plastic waste, today made an official response to the Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution conducted by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada, which was released yesterday, January 30, 2020.

Statement from Ocean Legacy Foundation:

Plastic pollution is a global crisis and Canada has an important international as well as national role to play. The Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution conducted by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Health Canada (HC) is an important step in setting a science-based basis for policy action to mitigate the discharge of plastics to the environment.  We at the Ocean Legacy Foundation strongly support these efforts and the potential they have to guide future research and inform decision and policy-making to address plastic pollution and plastic related greenhouse gases in Canada.

Ocean Legacy is a national leader in better understanding the sources of plastic pollution, how to best collect this data across a broad spectrum of stakeholders, how to perform extensive remote and local cleanup operations, recommend best practice policy measures, provide plastic pollution mentorship and implement best-in-class technological developments to enhance plastic collection and processing.  It comes as no surprise to the Foundation that the results of the scientific study find macro plastics (plastic particles > 5 mm) in the natural environment to be physically harming animals and their habitat through entanglement, starvation and suffocation.  We must now act in accordance with this information to ensure no further damage or mortality are continued.

Employing the precautionary principle to mitigate further risk to the natural environment and its species have the potential of preventing significant further harm to marine wildlife and environmental degradation.  The Foundation is focusing much of its efforts in creating preventative fishing gear loss programs and collecting marine debris items including ghost gear and industrial legacy gear.  As part of any policy effort to mitigate the discharge of plastics we encourage Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to give serious consideration to a national framework for extended producer responsibility for fishing aquaculture equipment.

While additional research is necessary to better understand the health effects of human exposure to macro and microplastics and to further identify its impact on the natural environment, communities within Canada clearly have a requirement to take action on what we know to be harmful.  We support furthering this research and hope to lend our expertise in determining which single-use plastics qualify for this 2021 ban, recycled content standards, extended producer responsibility programs, which include select marine industrial equipment and mechanisms to stimulate the plastic circular economy.


VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2020 /CNW/ - ELSE NUTRITION HOLDINGS INC. (TSX-V: BABY) (OTCQB: BABYF) ("Else", "Else Nutrition", or the "Company"), a company focused on developing and marketing a real alternative to dairy-based infant nutrition, is pleased to announce that it has signed a 5-year production Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a leading U.S. based organic baby formula producer ("Manufacturing Partner").

Else Nutrition plans to produce its proprietary powder for infant, toddler formula and children's nutritional drinks at a new, state-of-the-art, infant nutrition facility. Else Nutrition will invest approximately USD $500,000 for a dedicated packaging and manufacturing line for its products.

Else Nutrition and the Manufacturing Partner expect to complete and sign a definitive production agreement in Q1-2020.

"After a rigorous selection process, we are delighted to enter into this production MOU, as it will allow us to ensure the highest quality and purity standards for Else formula. This world class facility provides for hands-on monitoring of each batch, ensuring increased testing accuracy and the highest quality in finished products. Producing in a facility dedicated to making baby formula has far reaching implications for quality and cleanliness," stated Ms. Hamutal Yitzhak, CEO and Co-Founder of Else Nutrition. "Having such high-caliber long-term production in the U.S. ensures we can efficiently meet future demand in this key global market while adhering to our strict quality standards," she added.

Else Nutrition's first products: plant-based, non-dairy, non-soy toddler formula and children's nutritional drinks, are expected to launch in the U.S. in Q2-2020.


January 22, 2020 (Vancouver, BC) -  Plastic Oceans Canada is pleased to announce the Run Against Plastic, a cross-country initiative encouraging the public to help eliminate plastic pollution in Canada's lakes, rivers, and oceans. The yearlong event represents the largest consolidated cleanup in Canadian history. 

The Run Against Plastic is built around a national tour following Andy Sward, an avid runner who has run from coast to coast three times, clearing litter along the way (to see how his 2019 journey unfolded visit @millionbottlepledge). This year, Plastic Oceans Canada is encouraging the public to support Andy's efforts by purchasing plastic offsets, like their early business adopter 100 brand Water. The public can also get involved by attending the organized cleanups or engaging in community advocacy. The 2020 tour starts in St. John's, Newfoundland on April 12 and ends in Tofino, British Columbia on October 18.

"Run For Plastics and Andy's dedication to preserving the environment, allows us to carry our message and efforts across Canada, from east to west," said Adrian Midwood, executive director of Plastic Oceans Canada. "We look forward to meeting as many local organizations as possible along the way, establishing new relationships, and learning how they tackle the plastics issue on their home shores."

"Every time I run across our country, I witness firsthand the overwhelming impact of our single-use lifestyle - a lifestyle that has become the North American norm, and is taking an obvious toll on the environment," said Andy Sward. "If every person started to make conscious purchasing decisions and reduced single-use items, we could significantly turn the dial on environmental preservation. I feel confident that partnering with Plastic Oceans Canada will spread awareness of this message across our country. We hope you'll follow our journey, and we appreciate your support along the way!"

Plastic Oceans Canada is a CRA-registered charity that shares free resources supporting public efforts to reduce the single use plastic. The organization's programs include film screenings, educational presentations, and workshops that aim to inspire communities to organize pubic clean-ups and reduce their overall plastic footprint. The charity is currently creating a central database that lists Canadian organizations involved in the pursuit of the issue of plastic pollution.

To support the Run Against Plastic and contribute to both Plastic Oceans Canada and Andy's goal of executing Canada's largest consolidated clean-up purchase a plastic offset. For more information visit


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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – (Jan 7, 2019): Kick-start a healthier New Year with the support of the powerful new Binder Master blend, new from Nupeutics Natural. Founded on the belief that good health begins with plant-based nutrition and natural preventative care, Nupeutics Natural’s potent, all-natural wellness supplements aim to help manage the root causes behind imbalances in the mind and body. Backed by the latest in holistic science, new Binder Master blend detoxifies and purifies, helping to cleanse the body of cancer-causing free radicals, complex metals, and other harmful elements that threaten good health.

“Toxins are a problem for everyone” explains Bernadette Judge, RN, the Operations and Customer Service Manager at Nupeutics Natural. “We are exposed to them every day in everything from car exhaust to cleaning chemicals and contaminated water.” Eliminating such environmental and internal toxins is essential to keep them from recirculating through the body and, eventually, leading to disease and poor organ function - and Nupeutics Natural’s new Binder Master blend is here to help. 

Binder Master is a unique and powerful blend of natural ingredients that bind to toxins much like a magnet, carrying them safely out of the body. A traditional Indian remedy used for more than 3,000 years, antioxidant Humic and Fulvic acid act as free radical scavengers with a range of immunity, hypoglycemic, and anti-hypertensive effects. Silica helps to regulate insulin while boosting natural collagen production, building and protecting bones, joints, and ligaments. 

The potent new blend also features anti-inflammatory and intestinal regulating Aloe Vera - dubbed the “plant of immortality” by the ancient Egyptians - along with antioxidant, prebiotic Gum Arabic to help soothe the intestinal tract while combatting cardiac and hepatic toxicity. Apple Pectin helps to regulate digestion, lower cholesterol, fight diabetes, and boost weight loss. RS Alpha-Lipoic Acid supports healthy enzyme function while lowering blood sugar levels, removing excess metals from the body, and (as an added benefit) improving skin quality. 

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VANCOUVER, Dec. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - ELSE NUTRITION HOLDINGS INC(TSX-V: BABY, OTCQB: BABYF) ("Else" or the "Company"), a developer of plant-based alternatives to dairy-based baby nutrition, announces that it has received a favorable regulatory assessment of its toddler formula ingredients from EAS Consulting Group, LLC, which conducted a preliminary review of the Else formula in view of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requirements. 

With vast, global expertise in regulatory approvals, and specialty in FDA requirements, EAS has unique experience and capability pertaining to the introduction of food, drinks and new infant formulas.

"The EAS Infant Formula Team has confirmed that Else toddler formula intended to be marketed in the U.S. meets the regulatory requirements for general food as required for a toddler formula," stated Dr. Fabiana Bar-Yoseph, Else's Director of Clinical Development, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs. She added, "This regulatory validation marks a significant step as we look to bring a nutritious, plant-based toddler formula to the U.S. market."

Else Nutrition's 100% plant-based toddler formula is set to launch in the U.S. market in the second quarter of 2020.


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