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Food Dyes Linked to Behavioral Problems
 
15 million pounds of eight synthetic food dyes are put into our foods each year....the FDA is finally taking notice....
Genetically Modified Cartoons
 
Whatever you call it: bioengineered, transgenically engineered, genetically manipulated, genetically engineered and genetically modified. We don't know its long term affects.
Cans without BPA
 
A list of cans with and cans without BPA.
Urban Agriculture
 
Urban Agriculture - Outside on the Ground and on the Roof. The food of the future will be local...we will push our strollers past it and be intimately connected with it...
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The three types of solar cookers explained...
What we do to Pumpkins
 
What we do to pumpkins...why have our customs evolved in this way? Abundance and humor? Pumpkin people and pumpkin creatures...
The Noble Pumpkin
 
Photos of the pumpkin out in the field and at the farmer's market...
Mcdonald's Hamburgers
 
Guess how old the hamburger on the left is? Would you believe 12 years! And this is not the oldest unspoiled hamburger on record. Len Foley has been collecting McDonald's hamburgers for over 19 years and they still look just about as good as new. If you would like to try this experiment yourself he instructs you should keep the hamburger somewhat dry, away from your dog for 6 or 7 days, and then after that, you can display them anywhere out in the open as no animal or insect will go near them. No smell after 24 hours. The bun just gets hard. No visible signs of rot, mold, age or break down...
Vegan Clinton
 
Bill Clinton shares his recent weight loss and switch to Veganism stories on CNN and then Drs. Caldwell Esselstyn and Dean Ornish talk on the benefits of a plant based diet. Studies show a vegan diet reverses heart disease in 82% of those afflicted. Dr. Esselstyn warns to stay away from anything with a mother, anything with a face; meat, fish or chicken.
Finely Textured Chicken
 
This is the result of Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR) a process by which the last traces of meat are scraped or shaved from animal bones and other carcass materials after the meat has been carved off manually. After the process the slurry is classified as finely textured meat. This particular paste is chicken -- it is the main ingredient in chicken nuggets, chicken hot dogs, chicken bologna, etc… Mechanically separated chicken is also treated with ammonia for sterilization purposes. If you see the words 'finely textured' before the name of the meat, this is what you are eating...
Jack LaLanne on being happy
 
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U.S. Food Consumption
 
Food consumption in America. 42 pounds of corn syrup, 24 pounds of ice cream, 85 pounds of fats and oils, 110 pounds of red meat in a year, one gallon of soda a week...no wonder...
Two really helpful food sites
 
Two really helpful food sites...Super Cook and Still Tasty...that you will soon discover add lots of convenience to your life.
Duplicate of Organic vegetables start out as seed...
 
For the past year there has been an uproar in the vegetable seed business as Monsanto has purchased Seminis (a seed conglomerate that has 40% of the U.S. vegetable seed market) and De Ruiter Seeds. Monsanto is now in the vegetable seed business for the first time and it's in big time. 55 percent of store bought lettuce, 75 percent of U.S. tomatoes, and 85 percent of peppers now originate through Monsanto's fingers. If you wish to steer clear of purchasing Monsanto seed- you need to do a bit of homework, as even reputable seed companies that have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, are still selling Seminis (now Monsanto) seed. Buying seed from a seed exchange, buying open-pollinated and organic are safe ways to avoid Monsanto seed.
Four times the size of an unfertilized tomato.
 
A study out of Finland has found that plants fertilized with urine performed four times as well as non-fertilized plants and just as well as plants given mineral fertilizer. Urine is a excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and trace elements. A family of four creates enough urine to fertilize a third of an acre, year round.
 
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A list of cans with, and cans without, BPA.


Are you willing to pay 2.2 cents more per can to get the BPA out of our canned food?



BPA free cans




WITHOUT BPA:

Eden Foods:  All 33 of its organic beans, chili, rice & beans, refried, and flavored.

Trader Joe's Brand:  Canned corn, tomatoes, beans (except baked beans), tunafish, anchovies, poultry, beef, coconut milk, fruit (except mandarins) and vegetables (except artichokes).

Hunt's Tomato Products:  Only their plain tomatoes - but great first step!!!

Whole Foods: 27% of its store-brand canned goods. No specifics given!*

Amy's:  As of March, 2012 all products in non-bpa cans. Look for: NB, for Non-BPA on the bottom of each can.

Bionaturae:  Canned tomatoes.

Campbell's Soups: Announced March, 2012 that it will be phasing out BPA from its cans! They have yet to make clear when that will begin, or what they plan to use instead of BPA.

Crowne Prince Natural:  Tuna, Salmon, Kippers. See this link for specifics.

Farmer's Market:  All products: Pumpkin, Squash...

King Oscar Norwegian:  All products: kingoscar.com

Muir Glen:  Canned tomato products only.

Native Factor Coconut Water.

Native Forest:  Organic coconut milk, artichokes, asparagus, mushrooms, hearts of palm and all of their canned fruits.

Ocean Brands:  Salmon, tuna, oyster, crab, snackit, snack n lunch and fish salads. (Not the shrimp, clams and food service size.)

Oregon's Choice:  Canned Tuna.

Vital Choice:  Canned salmon, albacore tuna, sardines and mackerel.

Westbrae:  As of mid-2013 has labeled many of its cans as non-BPA lining.
Not sure what new lining consists of.

Wild Planet:  Canned Sardines and 5 oz tuna.

Ecofish (Henry & Lisa's):  Canned Tuna.

Nature's One:  Organic powdered baby milks.

Bumble Bee: Sardines and Herring, and Tuna produced and canned in the U.S.**



Tetra-pak (aseptic containers) are lined with Polyethylene, not BPA. 'Pomi' Brand and Hunt's Chopped tomatoes in tetra-paks are becoming more widely available.




WITH BPA: 

Eden Foods: Canned tomato products (look for their new - glass jars)*


Trader Joe's Brand:  All soups, chilis and stews. Plus; Sardines, Crab, Cherrystone Clams & Oysters, Mandarins, Hatch Chilies, Artichokes, Organic Baked Beans.

Whole Foods: 73% of its store-brand canned goods.

Ocean Brands:  Shrimp, clams and 4lb food service size.

Annie's, Brad's, Muir Glen cans are lined with BPA.


ALL food & beverage cans out there other than those listed above...most likely are lined with BPA.


Most all  Aluminum Cans are lined with BPA.


Polycarbonate plastic (grouped in #7) contains BPA and BPAF (worse!).


Many shiny thermal receipts contain BPA.
(ATM receipts, cash register receipts, prescription labels, lottery/airline tickets, etc)
Don’t hand children receipts that might contain BPA!
Don’t recycle receipts that might contain BPA!

 
 

Since 1999 Eden Foods has used steel cans coated with a 'baked-on oleoresinous c-enamel', which does not contain BPA. Oleoresin is a non-toxic mixture of oil and resin extracted from plants, such as pine or balsam fir.'(1) The cost is currently 2.2 cents more (14%) than cans with industry-standard BPA epoxy liners. Yet that natural liner is not approved by the FDA for acid foods, such as tomatoes. Hopefully in the very near future, alternative liners will be put on the market as more research is completed. But as of now, be aware that canned tomatoes, soups and pastas are your highest sources of BPA due to their acid consuming the lining of the can. Canned green beans and coconut milk have also shown very high levels of BPA.


In 2009 the Environmental Working Group detected BPA in 9 of 10 samples of umbilical cord blood it collected from newborns and in 2007 put out a study showing that BPA exposure is 'unsafe' in 11 percent of all canned food.(2) At the EWG's urging the FDA Office of Food Additive Safety tested cans for BPA in 2011 and found that 71 of 78 canned foods tested were tainted with BPA.(2a) In both the EWG and FDA studies, green beans were the most heavily contaminated. In the FDA tests, a single serving of beans contained as much as 730 parts per billion BPA.(2a) In the cans the EWG tested, the EWG found a single serving contained enough BPA to expose a woman or infant to levels more than 200 times the government's safe level of exposure for industrial chemicals. In the 2010 study, 'No Silver Lining', food from 50 cans collected from 19 US states and Ontario, Canada were tested for BPA contamination. Over 90% of the cans tested had detectable levels of BPA, and some at much higher levels than had been detected previously.(3) The study's tests show that meals involving one or more cans of food can "cause a pregnant woman to ingest levels of BPA that have been shown to cause health effects in developing fetuses in laboratory animal studies."(3) Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods they tested contain some BPA. "A 165-pound adult eating one serving of canned green beans from their sample, could ingest about 0.2 micrograms of BPA per kilogram of body weight per day, about 80 times higher than the experts' recommended daily upper limit."(4)


The Breast Cancer Fund recently released a product testing report called "BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Food." For the study canned goods were purchased in California, Massachusetts, New York and Minnesota. Four cans of each of the common Thanksgiving staples: Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, Campbell’s Turkey Gravy, Carnation Evaporated Milk (by Nestle), Del Monte Fresh Cut Sweet Corn (Cream Style), Green Giant Cut Green Beans (by General Mills), Libby’s Pumpkin (by Nestle) and Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce were purchased. The results showed a tremendous variability in BPA levels in the canned foods tested, from non-detectable to 221 parts per billion. Variabily was extreme even among cans of the same product made by the same company, which means that consumers have no way of knowing how much BPA is in the canned food they’re buying and consuming. www.breastcancerfund.org


A 2011 study by Harvard University analysized the urine of seventy-five people for BPA. Each participant ate a 12-ounce serving of either fresh or canned soup for five days in a row. They were advised not to otherwise alter their regular eating habits. After a two-day break, the groups switched and ate the opposite type of soup. The study showed the canned soup eaters had 1,221 per cent higher levels of BPA in their urine than those who ate the fresh soup.5  Of other concern, a 2012 study out of New York, the first study of its kind to test for BPS, found 81% of the urine samples tested contained BPS (Bisphenol S)* in quantities just slightly below those of BPA.6


An August, 2012 study out of the University of Virginia, shows that low dose BPA is associated with decreased social activity in mice for up to four generations!7 And in September, 2012 a Washington State University researcher and colleagues have found that BPA disrupts female rhesus monkey's reproductive systems, causing chromosome damage, miscarriages and birth defects. Again the research shows the effects to be generational. Patricia Hunt, the head researcher states that; "the really stunning thing about the effect is we’re dosing grandma, it’s crossing the placenta and hitting her developing eggs, and if that fetus is a female, it’s changing the likelihood that that female is going to ovulate normal eggs. It’s a three-for-one hit.” The rhesus' reproductive system are most human-like of any mammal and were tested with BPA levels similar to those in humans.8


According to Bloomberg News, 4.7 million metric tons of BPA valued at about $8 billion was produced in 2012.9


Updated January 2013.
List of other sources of BPA and more info here: inspirationgreen.com/plastics-bpa


The Good Guys:


BPA free cans
 

From Eden's website: "Although we successfully achieved a BPA free alternative for low-acid food such as beans, the canning industry has no suitable (in our opinion) can for high-acid food like tomatoes. After years of trying to realize one, Eden chose to move its canned tomatoes into amber glass jars to avoid BPA. In 2011 Eden moved a third of its tomatoes to amber glass, away from cans. The cans still have a baked on r-enamel. Due to the acids in tomato, the lining is epoxy based and does contain a minute amount of BPA. It is however in the 'non-detectable' range according to Eden's independent laboratory extraction tests. The test was based on a detection level of 5 ppb (parts per billion). Our goal is zero.

A search for a lid for the glass jars again confirmed 'there's no such thing as the perfect food package.' Regardless, we found the best there is. The inside of the twist caps has two coats of sealer between the food and the metal of the cap. The first applied coating has some BPA in it. The second protective sealant over the metal does not contain any, and isolates the first coating from contact with the jar's contents." (1)



BPA free cans




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Resources:

*) Whole Foods Policy on BPA: wholefoodsmarket.com
**) facebook.com/BumbleBeeFoods/posts/10150693120743417

1) www.edenfoods.com   Read this!

2) www.ewg.org

2a) www.ewg.org/us-scientists-find-bpa-most-canned-foods

3) www.contaminatedwithoutconsent.org/nosilverlining

4) www.consumerreports.org

5) www.canada.com

6) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

7) Endocrinology Journal. August, 2012 - the impact of low doses of BPA.

8) news.wsu.edu

9) bloomberg.com

10) Bisphenol A and Human Health: A review of the literature. Aug 29, 2013.
     National Institute of Health.
     www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov


According to the Environmental Working Group, the amount of BPA in receipts can be 1,000 times that found in cans or bottles. "Retail workers carry an average of 30 percent more BPA in their bodies than other adults. The Japan Paper Association began to halt the use of BPA in 1998, completing the phase-out by 2003." www.ewg.org/bpa-in-store-receipts

Suffolk County, NY has just passed legislation (Jan, 2013) that will ban BPA in cash register receipts in that county: news.heartland.org

Although the rest of us can most likely count cans as our largest source. Study (www.ehp03.niehs.nih.gov) shows that returning to fresh, uncanned foods reduces (not eliminates) BPA levels considerably in a rather short time.


BPS:

Bisphenol S effects have yet to be studied as extensively as BPA, but due to it being a bisphenol cousin it has many of the same negative toxicological effects as BPA.
A June, 2012 study (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) shows that BPS (not as well tested as BPA, but potentially as harmful) has been replacing BPA in paper products.
A 2013, University of Texas study, shows that BPS has similar damaging hormonal traits as those of BPA, (environmentalhealthnews.org)
List of BPS coated papers: (environmentalhealthnews.org.pdf) - the list includes the thermal paper sonograms are printed on!!!


More Info:

www.willystreet.coop/BPA

www.inspirationgreen.org/plastics-bpa.html   Numerous studies listed.

www.ecofish.com

www.edwardandsons.com/native_info

www.traderjoes.com   All TJ products non-GMO!

www.vitalchoice.com

 

www.wildplanetfoods.com

www.blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2010/01 - good post



What can you do?

How about an e-mail to those companies you purchase canned food from...

 

You are welcome to copy and paste this example if you would like.

Dear Food Company,

Although it is true that the scientific studies regarding BPA exposure are conflicting and confusing, why not be safe rather than sorry and line your cans without the addition of the hormone distruptor BPA. Eden foods has been doing that for more than a decade and they estimate an initial additional cost of 2.2 cents per can (until a safer, cheaper, more natural solution comes to light).

As a customer, I promise to pay the additional 2 cents for your product if you go BPA-free. But if you do not, my only recourse is to discontinue use of your product.

Sincerely,



BPA is
Found In:


    * Food and drink packaging
    * Store Receipts
    * The lining of food cans
    * The lining of aluminum cans
    * Milk container linings
    * The inside of bottle tops
    * Water Pipes
    * Dental sealants
    * Polycarbonate tableware
    * Plastic Wrap
    * Some Newspaper Ink
    * Carbonless Copy Paper
  

 

 

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Ruth Sahuc Mannich
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Wild Oats
Reply #78 on : Tue April 08, 2014, 18:39:01
You might want to contact Wild Oats for your next update. They have re-entered the market. They informed me this week that their beans are all in BPA-free cans.
Ed Schauer
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Why? the additional cost?
Reply #77 on : Fri March 21, 2014, 11:21:55
Why does it cost extra to remove BPA when it should not be there in the first palce? This reminds me of leaded gas and non leaded gas. My dad told me back in the early 1900's all gas was unleaded, and then when leaded gas came out they charged more for adding lead. Now we have unleaded gas and they charge more to remove the lead. It is all a money making scheme. in 50 years it will reverse again. at more cost to the consumer.
Heidi Karaffa
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We do not need BPA!
Reply #76 on : Fri March 21, 2014, 08:37:13
Thank you for this detailed information. No more canned foods for us. I am very careful about what I buy and look for only BPA Free items. I was unaware of BPA in aluminum cans. I will be sharing this information with my family and friends... even though they make fun of me when I share healthful information like the dangers of aspartame. But that's okay... I tell them anyway. It's up to them how healthy they want to be.
Doris Wittenberg
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BPA contaminants in food, etc.
Reply #75 on : Thu March 20, 2014, 20:42:53
Thank you, thank you for this important information. I don't usually use canned foods but now I will
buy only organic fresh food and make pasta sauce from scratch. Canned fish will no longer be used in this house. Thank you again for this enlightening information.
DW
Lillian
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #74 on : Tue March 18, 2014, 11:04:46
Consumers have to question why even line cans in the first place. A couple of decades ago, none of the cans were lined and they seldom leaked. No body complained. If a can leaked in would have been old and time to throw it away anyway. Now with the expiry or best before dates, the cans would be thrown out before they can even erode by the acid in the food.

In fact, ever since the findings about BPA were announced, food manufacturers have actually INCREASED the use of these liners! It seems they must take pleasure in knowingly doing harm. I am disgusted but the consumers need to make their voices heard loud and clear.
Anonymous
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #73 on : Wed March 05, 2014, 16:43:11
FYI!!!!!!!!!! It only cost 2.2 cents more per can to be safe.


FYI..... This only cost 2.2 cents more per can.
Merryl
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BPA
Reply #72 on : Mon January 27, 2014, 20:23:10
America wake up! Big business is killing us. We worry about terrorists! The packaging in most of the foods we eat, and a lot of the paper we handle are estrogen disrupters.
Want to know why cancer is epidemic? Read the above article!
Like The Sundance kid said," the fall will probably kill you!" Well the same goes for big business...profits!!
ConcernedChemist
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #71 on : Thu January 09, 2014, 16:02:53
Seneca Foods and Libby's now ok...

www.noodls.com/view/4DA71DA43468309DE828A02579F3EACDBF0D9187
Yvette Hill
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Linings in tin cans and other
Reply #70 on : Fri January 03, 2014, 10:31:00
Why did they start lining the cans,the tomatoes were fine before were they not?
Keiren
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To Lee
Reply #69 on : Thu December 26, 2013, 15:06:24
I am pretty sure TJ's pineapple juice is in BPA lined cans. Many cans holding acidic products are still lined with BPA. Sorry.
Lee Suryani
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Re: Canned Pineapple Juice BPA free?
Reply #68 on : Thu December 26, 2013, 12:35:09
I am a long time fan and patron of Trader Joe's products. Is your canned pineapple juice BPA free? Please advise, thank you.

Lee
M. Wurzbach
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are boxes better?
Reply #67 on : Fri December 13, 2013, 21:51:25
I see soups, fruit juices and tomatoes packaged in sealed cartons that don't have to be refrigerated until after opening. Are they safer/is their lining a design improvement?
Keiren
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To Trish
Reply #66 on : Mon December 09, 2013, 13:48:58
Here is a letter back from Native Forest after I inquired as to your white liner discovery. "This is our new liner that is a titanium dioxide based liner. We have always had a liner for our coconut milk cans, but our previous liner was a clear epoxy liner. In our constant effort to reduce and eliminate BPA from packaging, we have found the new white liner to be a superior lacquer. Our previous lining was tested to 0.2 parts per million (ppm) and tests were negative for BPA. With the change to this new liner, we have commissioned even more stringent testing which confirmed the white lined coconut milk cans test negative for BPA and BPS at the extremely low detection level of 0.1 part per billion (ppb). We are very pleased with the performance of this lining." So this new liner showed no BPA or BPS with testing that is sensitive to finding BPA at .1 parts per billion. They sound committed to keeping BPA and BPS out of their can linings.
Trish
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BPA in Native Forrest Coconut Milk Classic cans
Reply #65 on : Sat December 07, 2013, 12:06:27
That would be Native Forest Unsweetened Organic Coconut Milk Classic, the can you display above. Sorry about the error, but I wanted to clarify and be sure there was no mistake about the item I was referring to.
Trish
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BPA in Native Forrest Coconut Milk Classic cans
Reply #64 on : Sat December 07, 2013, 12:00:23
I disagree with your info about Native Forrest Coconut Milk Classic. Lately, this fall of 2013, the cans of this product has white inside, indicating BPA. I don't remember it inside the cans until just recently, maybe the last month or two. I thought before that they were not lined with BPA. Expiration of can is July 2015, so product was just produced in July of 2013. I live in upstate NY. Not sure what product to buy now. It's sad.
Adrienne
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What other food containers are lined
Reply #63 on : Thu October 10, 2013, 05:33:58
I have been buying tomatoes in a box but is the box lined with BPA?
Jodi Sullivan
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BPA in Food containers
Reply #62 on : Sun September 15, 2013, 22:11:09
Just sending an FYI :)
Debra Lynn Palmer
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RE: Thank you
Reply #61 on : Sun September 15, 2013, 09:24:10
Thank you for the helpful tip. Is there any markings that may let us know in the future if our can soups have been updated like the NB on the bottom? Thank you for keeping us informed. Good Job\^^/ you rock.
christine
Posts: 78
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BPA
Reply #60 on : Mon September 02, 2013, 05:16:01
Great Artticle. This informtion needs to get out there more. So many people don't even have a clue about this. The only big scare on BPA in H2O bottles. Thanks for the great article.
Al in Massachusetts
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Beer in cans?
Reply #59 on : Mon August 26, 2013, 10:09:37
How about beer cans? Craft brewers like Sam Adams and local ones in Massachusetts like Berkshire Brewing Co are movving toward selling beer in cans instead of glass bottles.
Susan Kline
Posts: 78
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BPA in food containers
Reply #58 on : Wed August 21, 2013, 12:32:47
Thank you for an informative post. As for John Stossel, isn't he the same man who poo-pooed Dr. Oz's concern about apple juice only to have to eat his words later and apologize? I think t.v. reporters are in too much of a hurry to get an opposing point of view and little research is done by their 'go to' source at times.
At any rate, I would rather err on the side of caution. Along with another respondent, I am sorry to see that Progresso is not doing anything about this. I think they have the tastiest of the prepared soups offered.
La Maman
Posts: 78
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #57 on : Fri August 09, 2013, 00:37:59
I got it...please add King Oscar Norwegian products to your list as it is a BPA free company...thank goodness!!!
La maman
Posts: 78
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #56 on : Fri August 09, 2013, 00:11:09
Thank you for the wonderfully extensive list. How can I find out if the Kippered snacks (smoked herring), that I have been enjoying for 41 years, are packaged in BPA laden material?
tracey
Posts: 78
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soups
Reply #55 on : Thu August 08, 2013, 09:41:55
I ate progresso chicken soup from a can for lunch for almost six months...helped me lose some weight...could this be a problem for me? I am nervous...
Mr. Ydobon
Posts: 78
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Westbrae now BPA free
Reply #54 on : Tue July 23, 2013, 18:03:53
As of mid-2013 Westbrae cans are now labeled as having a "Non-BPA Lining". So then may need to be moved to the BPA-free group.
Keiren
Posts: 78
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What is BPA?
Reply #53 on : Thu May 09, 2013, 11:00:39
Bisphenol A (BPA) - chemical formula (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2 belonging to the group of diphenylmethane derivatives and bisphenols and used to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. BPA exhibits hormone-like properties that raise serious concerns about its suitability in food containers and baby products.
Bill
Posts: 78
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explanation or identification
Reply #52 on : Wed May 08, 2013, 21:23:21
I was happy to see and read the artical,
but what is BP or BPA?
AZMom
Posts: 78
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John Stossel
Reply #51 on : Wed May 08, 2013, 12:54:24
John Stossel isn't exactly an authority on ANYTHING. He's a reporter for FOX, who is quick to dismiss just about ANYTHING regarding health or the environment as a conspiracy theory. There has been a ton of research done on BPA and the FDA has admitted concern for BPA in infants and children. Given the fact that FDA has made it common practice to load our food supply with all sorts of unhealthy and toxic food and drugs, it says a lot that they're finally admitting that maybe BPA isn't so great afterall. There have been tons of studies on the matter. I would recommend doing some reading of your own instead of buying in to Mr. Stossel's opinions. If you look at the article he wrote on the matter, it's pretty light on facts and data. So, for the fella that thinks concerns about BPA is a scam, eat up! I hope you have good health insurance!
mark
Posts: 78
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BPA
Reply #50 on : Wed May 08, 2013, 11:56:38
once again we are being killed by food mfr. in the name of profit! Why is it all the modern world is banning these poisons but here in the US?
I guess it's the same as Rx and the rest
Alanna
Posts: 78
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BPA in canned foods
Reply #49 on : Wed May 08, 2013, 11:19:03
I checked Snopes.com and there may be some truth to this BPA scare. I think of all the food pantries in the country, which supply virtually nothing but canned goods to poor people. I wonder if the do-gooders running these food pantries aren't inadvertently contributing to the obesity and health problems of poor people, though I don't know how we could feed these people without cans since fresh food is expensive, hard to manage and store, and spoils much faster.
John David
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BPA scare
Reply #48 on : Wed May 08, 2013, 06:59:36
Hasn't anyone seen John Stossel's BPA special a couple months ago? It's all about this phony scare and scam. Quite fascinating how the "scare industry" works.
Chandra Brown
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #47 on : Tue April 16, 2013, 14:50:04
Thanks for sharing this information on bpa. As consumers we have the right to know whats harmful to us especially when it's regarding food and drinks. I found your site to be very informative to me. Keep up the great work!!
Rachel
Posts: 78
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Kirkland Signature safe
Reply #46 on : Thu February 21, 2013, 21:35:13
Just FYI I contacted Costco and their Kirkland Signature Canned veggies are BPA free.
daphne
Posts: 78
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BVO
Reply #45 on : Thu February 14, 2013, 23:41:06
Esto se usa en ropas para bebes? y lo estan usando en --sporst drinks como gatorate,sodas pepsi etc...
daphne
Posts: 78
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BPA-in food
Reply #44 on : Thu February 14, 2013, 23:37:18
Este ingrediente esta en las comidas en latas es peligroso da cancer...por favor pasar la voz
Anonymous
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #43 on : Fri February 01, 2013, 12:00:43
Thank You! 70 Year Olds from Lowell, MI 49331. Hopefully, it is never too late.
Keiren
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update
Reply #42 on : Thu January 31, 2013, 12:54:57
Hi,
Campbell's and Hunts have not yet given 'any info' as to which of their products have transitioned to BPA-free, so it is unsafe to trust any as of yet. Will update as I learn more.... I wrote this post a while ago, but try to keep up with the topic as best I can and write letters to the manufacturers periodically as well. As to pristine white can interiors - I would be suspect as well!
Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 13:22:42 by Nona297  
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Muir Glen cans
Reply #41 on : Thu January 31, 2013, 12:41:44
The Muir Glen info in my prior post was regarding their tomato cans only.
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Excellent info
Reply #40 on : Thu January 31, 2013, 12:36:51
Thanks for the update Keiren - I appreciate all the info on your site. Dr. Oz was discussing BPA yesterday on his show, so I decided to sit down and see what I could find out. Was the above written this year?
I also read that Muir Glen cans with white liners most likely have BPA, while those with golden/orangey liners do not. And if the 'sell by' date reads 2014, you're safe.
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #39 on : Thu January 31, 2013, 02:06:24
Hello -

Is anyone monitoring this comment section? I also wondered when some of these BPA-free changes will go into effect as there is no date on this article.
Thanks for an update,
Debra
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #38 on : Mon January 28, 2013, 09:06:42
it is better to remove ANY can form your diet - cans are not healthy anyway with or without BPA (BPS)
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bisphenol A
Reply #37 on : Mon December 10, 2012, 14:16:40
Thanks for your diligence on the Bisphenol A canning issue. I notice you say Amy's will change to non-BPA in MARCH. Which Year ?- No where do I see a reference to the DATE this article was
presented.
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BPA free - canned fish - Oceans Brand
Reply #36 on : Mon December 03, 2012, 23:40:17
Hello and thank you for compiling your list. I've discovered that Oceans Seafood cans (http://www.oceanfish.com/)
are mostly BPA free. According to their quality control staff, "all of our salmon,
tuna, oyster, snackit, snack n lunch and fish salads are BPA free." Some of their other canned products--namely their crab, shrimp, and clam cans along with our four pound welded cans--are not yet BPA free.
Thanks!
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Re: BPA lined Cans Cans without BPA
Reply #35 on : Fri November 09, 2012, 09:46:26
What about Trader Joe's tomato sauce? You didn't mention it on either list, though you did say their tomatoes in a can don't have BPA cans, which leads me to believe the tomato sauce cans also don't.

Thanks!
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plastics on the outside of bottles...
Reply #34 on : Sat September 15, 2012, 21:18:35
"Bet most did not know glass when manf is given surface coatings. It helps keep them from sticking to each other as well making them scratch and chip resistant." Spent my morning reading tech papers on bottle manufacturing! Yes! 95% sprayed with a 'very' thin coat of polyethylene or polystearate - BUT - only on the outside of the bottles. Read differing reports of how easily the polyethylene washes off with soap and water (some say very hard to wash off).
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lead leaching from glass
Reply #33 on : Fri September 14, 2012, 20:06:28
Sally,

you may want to look a bit deeper into glass leaching lead. First this is only true of glass that has lead actually added to it i.e lead crystal being the most well known name. Certainly some glass has lead in it. Now old glass such as from 19th and early 20th centuries such as thru the 1940s lead was used in all kinds of things. It was used in many food container types including glass. This is not the case these days.
IMO there is a difference between trying to be as safe as reasonably possible and alarmist hysteria and finding toxins and poisons in everything no matter how trivial. Heck even Oxygen has negative effects on our bodies yet we can not live without lots of it. LOL

If you are using canning jars as all the popular ones are made in the USA and lead free as well as those containing food for the manf. IMHO lead is not your issue. Injury from broken glass on the other hand....... LOL We have all been there.


Bet most did not know glass when manf is given surface coatings. It helps keep them from sticking to each other as well making them scratch and chip resistant.
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This is important information.
Reply #32 on : Wed August 01, 2012, 15:15:19
This article is a warning to get the good news on what is happening with the food we eat. and how to improve our health.
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Important information
Reply #31 on : Wed August 01, 2012, 14:49:04
Read all about the BPA that is in our food.
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BAN BPA PRODUCTS
Reply #30 on : Wed July 25, 2012, 21:08:12
We as consumers can collectively be effective in eliminating Manufactures from using BPA & harmful related products. These harmful to humans chemicals should be banned from products as other Countries have already done so. The USA, as the leader of the free world, should lead in all areas, which include products for humans without harmful toxins. As individuals we as consumers, simply shouldn't continue patronizing, the manufacturers products harmful to humans. I nolonger willingly, knowingly, patronize BPA, or related products.
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BPS - the cousin
Reply #29 on : Wed June 20, 2012, 15:23:37
A new study (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) shows that BPS (not as well tested as BPA, but potentially as harmful) has been replacing BPA in paper products. Bisphenol S effects have yet to be studied as extensively as BPA, but due to it being a bisphenol cousin it has many of the same negative toxicological effects as BPA.

Another new study shows BPS is almost as prevalent as BPA in our urine.

I do know Eden foods is not using such chemicals. I will continue to research what other companies are replacing BPA with.
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