Source: Schema Byte
In July, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration finally decided to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) from bottles and sippy cups. They did that to simply boost consumer confidence, and that was about it.
BPA: Regulation at the Speed of Profit Decrease
People who track the progress of BPA regulation are the same people who like glacier racing as a spectator sport. In July, as you should know, the FDA finally banned BPA from baby drinking containers because the American Chemistry Council (the lobbyists who’ve kept BPA in our bodies all these years) decided they would voluntarily do the ban and so it would make a good show if it became an official rule. I’m not being cynical (this time), even the New York Times says that’s how it is. Hey, now that’s progress – it only took the FDA two years from the 2010 reversal of their previous “BPA is safe” mantra to get it out of sippy cups. Consumer safety at the speed of light, friends.
I talk about food, Big Pharma, FDA, and toxins such as BPA quite regularly here on Truth, so I wanted to post an article written by a great new website called SchemaByte.com. In it, he details some canned food brands for your long-term preps that are BPA-free. As more consumers demand toxin-free food and packaging, we are slowly seeing companies realize they can corner the market if they offer items that don’t contain BPA, high fructose corn syrup, GMOs, artificial sweeteners, etc. Give it a read and head over to Schema Byte for more information on preparedness with a unique perspective, including financial readiness and creating independent revenue streams to help you get off-grid, so to speak.
Here are a few of my articles detailing the dangers of Bisphenol-A:
Of course, if we’re all agreed it shouldn’t be in sippy cups, then it probably shouldn’t be in baby food or in food for our more grown citizens. Yeah, well, still a lot of money to be made with BPA – an article from 2009 reported BPA to be a $6 billion dollar-a-year industry. More human sacrifices made by the Church of Money, not too much new with that.
BPA in your Preps: Good Brands
So, BPA is in canned food and, if you’re like me, you like having canned food on hand. I know, fresh is best and healthiest. I don’t want to can my own tuna, sorry. So what brands have less poison?
- Amy’s ~ tomato-based soups 4
- Bionaturea ~ tomatoes 3
- Eden Foods ~ beans, refried beans, chilies, rice & beans1 not tomatoes 4
- ConAgra, which includes Chef Boyardee, Hunt’s, and Healthy Choice ~ tomatoes (isn’t that amazing?)2
- Edward & Sons brand Native Forest Fruit & Vegetables 3
- Trader Joe’s ~ corn, beans, fish, poultry, canned beef1 and tomatoes3 plus coconut milk, fruit except mandarins, vegetables except artichokes, and not baked beans4
- H.J. Heinz ~ infant food cans2
- Hain Celestial, which has brands Health Valley, Earth’s Best, and Westbrae Natural ~ infant food cans2
- Nature’s One ~ organic powdered baby milks 4
- Seafood: Vital Choice, Oregon’s Choice, Wild Planet, Eco Fish (well, they’re trying)1
1 http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/7-companies-you-can-trust-to-use-bpa-free-cans.html,http://www.willystreet.coop/BPA 2 http://www.greencentury.com/bpareport, http://www.greencentury.com/bpareport2010.pdf
You shouldn’t go with any other companies for your canned or plastic-wrapped food. Look at what greencentury report for the worst offenders, and also to get a grip on what their timelines were back in 2010 for making more products safer. Don’t trust the timeline, though, the 2012 articles I looked at didn’t mention that any of those promised foods made it to BPA-free status. Also, an inspirationgreen.com article makes a few pointers on things besides canned goods.
Concerned Afterthought #1: Please do understand that food wrapped in plastic should be always regarded as contaminated, and you should generally avoid it as part of your regular diet.
Paranoid Afterthought #2: Isn’t it interesting that government allows a chemical that has been found to disrupt sex hormones into the food of its citizens, that it seeks to keep passive?
Bisphenol A (BPA) Contaminating Our Food – Apr 2009
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