Bill to Ban BPA in Food Packaging is Introduced, Here’s How to Protect Your Family in the Meanwhile

Bill to Ban BPA in Food Packaging is Introduced, Here’s How to Protect Your Family in the Meanwhile

he Senate and House of Representatives are both proposing a new food safety bill. The Ban Poisonous Additives Act is specifically targeting Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans and associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development … Continue reading

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Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

This is a guest post by Jacqueline Linder, CEO of LunchBots. We put a lot of thought into what food to pack our kids for lunch, making sure they have a balanced, healthy meal with quality ingredients. But too often … Continue reading

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Food is Not the Enemy

Food is Not the Enemy

Running a business is hard. And running a business that wants to do good in this world is even harder because of the higher standards to which one must adhere. Just ask organic farmers, for example. Ask a small food … Continue reading

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10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

Drink More water! 1. Temperature: Find out which water temperature you like the most, and make sure you always have some on hand. If you like water ice cold, find a container where you can keep it iced all day. … Continue reading

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California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California’s Environmental Protection Agency decided on Friday to list Bisphenol-A (BPA) as a reproductive hazard. If not met with any rejections in the next month, BPA will be added to a list of hundreds of other chemicals that are “known … Continue reading

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Child Obesity and BPA

Child Obesity and BPA

Another potential explanation for childhood obesity? Researchers from NYU’s medical school have found a correlation between the amount of bisphenol A (BPA) in children’s urine and their body mass index. The study was published in the Journal of the American … Continue reading

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A Weak FDA: BPA Toxicity Needs More Research, but Let’s Keep Using It…

A Weak FDA: BPA Toxicity Needs More Research, but Let’s Keep Using It…

Last Friday, the FDA issued its most updated position on Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical widely used in food packaging. A chemical that has some unfortunate side effects, due to the fact that it mimics human hormone estrogen. We’ll get to … Continue reading

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BPA Update: French Ban Upsets Our USDA

BPA Update: French Ban Upsets Our USDA

It seems European lawmakers are more in tune with their constituency than Congress. After reviewing the French Food Safety Authority (ANSES) report on Bisphenol-A (BPA), the French parliament issued a ban effective January 2014. (Reminder: BPA  is a chemical compound … Continue reading

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About that Plastic Used to Package Your Food

About that Plastic Used to Package Your Food

Plastic is everywhere:  In our homes, in our schools, in our kids’ toys, even in the pens we inadvertently chew on. Plastic is also in landfills. About 85% is never recycled! Plastic is how the food industry packages a sizeable … Continue reading

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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