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[Movies] Plastic Planet Feb 25th, 2010 in German Cinemas

Plastic Planet is an documentary about how plastic materials have become a global threat of life. The movie has been directed by Werner Boote from Austria.

Plastic Planet shows how the industry keeps the chemical composition of plastic products top secret. It also explains that one of the plastic ingredients is Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is found in many things of our everyday life’s like plastic bottles and baby pacifiers. Among scientists BPA is well known to be posing a threat to health. In January 2010 the U.S. american Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement on BPA:

(..) on the basis of results from recent studies using novel approaches to test for subtle effects, both the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health and FDA have some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children (..)

Plastic Planet’s soundtrack is provided by the ambient and dub pioneers of The Orb.

After Let’s Make Money by Erwin Wagenhöfer, Werner Boote seems to be the next austrian filmmaker to help describing downsides of the globalization.

We currently don’t have information how or when this movie is coming to a cinema in the U.S.

» Wikipedia: Bisphenol A
» U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Update on Bisphenol A January 2010
» IMDB.com: Plastic Planet
» Wikipedia: Werner Boote (german)…

Plastic Planet Trailer (german):

Austrian TV documentary about health risks of plastics (german only):

[e-Biz] Steve Jobs in Hospital

Yesterday january 14th, 2008 Steve Jobs sent an eMail to his employees explaining that his health-related issues seem to be more complex than expected last week. He will take a medical leave of absence until the end of June. In the meantime Tim Cook will be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations.

Stock exchanges suspended trading Apple shares after they went down 10%.

» Read Apple’s Media Advisory here

[e-Biz] Steve Jobs is healthy as ever

Steve just released an open letter, describing he’s healthy as ever. His loss of weigth is caused by a hormon imbalance that is currently getting treatment. He will regain his original weight at the end of spring.

Apple shares increased 3%.

P.S. All the best for you Steve. Just continue with your major lifework called Apple. You’re doing almost everything right. But please would you just lower the prices of the Mac Pro’s to the half ;-)