Canned Food — Still Not as Safe as Hoped

Apr, 25, 2016

By Fredrica Syren:

Canned food IS a great thing and can literally be a lifesaver because it’s a great way of preserving food that has a long shelf life.

The problem with canned food is that it has never been about the food itself. It comes down to the can — actually, the lining of the can. Unfortunately, this problem is not new, and has been written about and discussed endlessly because the liners of cans may contain harmful chemicals such as Bisphenol A, and BPA. The issue is that, after all the information available about the danger of these chemicals has come to light, very little has changed.canned foods

New research by The Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org lab shows that BPA is contained in the majority of cans, actually as many as 2/3 sold in grocery stores today. BPA is a well known endocrine-disrupting chemical linked to hormonal dysfunction, breast cancer, prostate cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, ADD, infertility, asthma and obesity. The fact is that most people are being exposed daily to BPA, and it’s a problem that really needs to be addressed. BPA needs to be taken out of all food products.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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