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Bisphenol-A (or BPA), a chemical present in certain plastics, is an endocrine disruptor that has been linked to heart disease, cancer, and endocrine disorders, including diabetes and obesity. With all the scary news about bisphenol A in canned food that's coming out right now, we were left wondering, well, what IS safe to eat these days?
Experts have some general tips about how to ensure the safest, healthiest food supply for our families. According to the Environmental Working Group, it may not be possible to completely eliminate BPA from our lives, but we can take simple steps to minimize its presence.
First, and perhaps most obvious: Look for containers that claim to be BPA-free. The Soft Landing, a blog devoted to avoiding endocrine disruptors, listed several brands that use BPA-free cans for at least some of their products, including Eden Foods, Trader Joe's, and Native Forest.