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  • Top News From the Food Front: GMO Labeling Loss, Bee-tastrophe, Custody McFail, and BPA Badness

    This week’s news features mega-GMO-developments, bee-tastrophe, equine death sentence commutation, and a parenting win transformed heartbreakingly into a McFail. BPA does more damage than you thought, and the FDA finally takes on trans fats — is it progress, or only ‘progress’? From the lighter side of the news world, a new study reveals that an ounce of nutritional education provides a pound of healthiness for poor families. Read on, for the week’s best news in food! More

  • Is there BPA in your canning jar?

    We know that you can get exposed BPA from cans, plastic bottles, and even receipts, but did you know that the lids on conventional glass canning jars also contain BPA? More

  • Is BPA Contributing to Childhood Obesity?

    The short answer is that it looks that way. Animal studies from as early as last year have linked BPA to obesity, and a new human study from the NYU School of Medicine found yet another strong correlation between BPA and childhood obesity. More

  • FDA Bans BPA in Sippy Cups and Baby Bottles

    After a long struggle between government, industry, and consumer advocacy groups, FDA announced today that it would ban controversial BPA from children’s sippy cups and baby bottles. More

  • FDA to Decide on BPA by March 31: Voices, Please!

    Due to mounting evidence, the FDA recently targeted BPA for safety review. They promise a decision by the end of March, and need to hear from you: if you don’t want BPA in your food, tell ’em so! More

  • Tough Times for BPA: FDA Ban on the Horizon?

    New research links Bisphenol-A with coronary artery disease. Recent legislation bans BPA in containers for baby feeding. Campbell’s Soup just announced its plan to go BPA-free, in response to consumer demand. The FDA is currently reviewing BPA’s safety, with a decision expected by the end of this month. Under fire on many fronts, this controversial chemical just might be on its way out of US consumers’ food supply. More

  • Canned Soup BPA Study Inspires a Satire

    Back in November of last year Harvard School of Public Health released a study that showed that canned soup raises BPA levels. Recently, Byron Kennard, who goes by The Confounded Environmentalist on Huffington Post, but who is also an pioneering environmental maverick and the Executive Director of The Center for Small Business and the Environment (where I am an advisor), wrote a hilarious satirical piece on “how corporate money perverts the use of science in public policy.” More

  • Consuming Canned Soup Linked to Increased Endocrine-disrupting Substances in Body

    This should not be very surprising… A new study shows that consuming canned soup increases the amount of bisphenol-A (BPA) in the body compared to consuming freshly made soup. BPA is the endocrine-disrupting chemical that leaches into food and drink from certain plastics, such as well-known example Nalgene bottles. The study was performed by the Harvard […] More

  • Plastic Free Cooking and Food Storage

    When you use plastics in your kitchen there is potential for these chemicals to leach into your food – the same food you have taken considerable care to ensure is the healthiest option for your family. Our recommendation is to keep plastics out of the kitchen, and the great news is there are many safe non-plastic alternatives and ways to easily avoid plastic in the kitchen. More

  • BPA Leaching in Reusable Water Bottles

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical pervasive in plastics. When ingested, it acts as an estrogen and an endocrine-disruptor. However, avoiding it has been difficult, especially when it kept showing up in reusable water bottles. A new study tested manufacturer’s claims of BPA-free materials. The study published in the July 8 edition of Chemosphere […] More

  • How to Avoid BPA

    BPA is a great concern to many people these days, and for good reason. BPA is a hormone disruptor that can considerably harm one’s health. BPA has been linked to endocrine disruption in animals and in some human studies (see links on the bottom for more on that). How to avoid BPA? Take a look… More

  • 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

  • No More Styrofoam: Rise of the Reusable Coffee Mug

    Imagine ordering your favorite coffee drink without grabbing one of those disposable cups, but using a cool reusable cup instead. It may not be something you think about when you stop at your favorite coffee shop in the morning, but you should. If everyone used a reusable cup for their daily cup of coffee, imagine […] 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

  • Pomi Tomatoes: A BPA Free Alternative to Cans

    I don’t know about you guys, but since learning that canned tomatoes contain BPA, I haven’t been buying them. It’s sort of put a crimp in my cooking, since tossing in a can of tomatoes was such a nice way to add flavor and nutrition to soups, stews, and sauces. Luckily, the folks at Pomi […] 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

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