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  • BPA Free Canned Tomatoes: A Reader Tip

    Muir Glen is started selling BPA-free canned tomatoes when they processed the new harvest, but they aren’t labeling the cans so that you can tell which ones are BPA free. Luckily Sara, a persistent and savvy reader, followed up with the company and got a very helpful bit of information! More

  • Chemical Industry Shuts Down Proposed Law to Protect Kids from BPA

    The toxic chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, has been scientifically linked to adverse health conditions in over 200 studies. Just recently, I reported on one showing a clear link between BPA exposure and decreases in sperm quality and quantity. But BPA has also been linked to prostate cancer, breast cancer, birth defects, early puberty in […] More

  • Sperm Quantity and Quality Hit Hard by BPA

    A recent study of male Chinese workers has found that the infamous endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) causes sperm counts and concentrations to drop. Additionally, it found that the “quality” of the sperm was worse, meaning lower sperm motility (the ability of sperm to move towards an egg) and higher mortality. This study was a […] More

  • NRDC Sues to Ban BPA

    NRDC filed a lawsuit against the FDA today, pushing the agency to ban BPA in food packaging. The lawsuit is a follow up to a 2008 petition that the FDA never acted on. Food CEO spoke to some experts from NRDC about the lawsuit: More

  • Hunting the Elusive BPA Free Canned Tomato

    Last week, we talked a little bit about General Mills’ Muir Glen tomatoes ditching the BPA in their cans. It was a little bit unclear as to when these new cans would be available and how to tell which tomatoes were in the new BPA-free cans. I contacted Muir Glen but hadn’t heard back from […] More

  • Reader Question: BPA Free Canned Tomatoes?

    Facebook tipster Amber Simms hipped us to this one in response to our post about Pomi tomatoes: I believe there is a [tomato] brand whose cans are BPA free. It’s either Eden or Muer Glen (I think that’s the name…). Have you heard? More

  • New Data on BPA Reveals More Negative Effects

    Research from French National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) showed that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may impact digestion and warned that consumers – especially pregnant women and children – should avoid food that’s come into contact with BPA-containing plastics. This is on top of earlier research which showed that BPA may cause problems with […] More

  • BPA Is In Your Canned Food

    Bisphenol A (BPA) has gotten a lot of press recently, from infant formula to Sigg bottles, it’s everywhere.  But did you know that it’s also in your canned foods, especially canned tomato products, pasta sauces, and vegetables? BPA is a compound used to manufacture plastics and has been in mainstream use for over 50 years.  […] More

  • Sigg Company Shamefully Admits Its Aluminum Sigg Bottles Contain BPA

    The Sigg Company recently admitted that its aluminum bottles, long touted as an alternative to chemical leaching plastics, actually contain bisphenol-A (BPA) in their liner. The announcement has left customers around the world outraged.  Especially damning is evidence that the company knew as far back as 2006 that the bottle liners contained BPA, yet failed […] More