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6 Thanksgiving Staples That Contain BPA

6 Thanksgiving Staples That Contain BPA
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I have been commissioned by my mother to order the Thanksgiving turkey, a task that I, a vegetarian since I was 13 years old — and, therefore, a non-eater of turkey for almost 30 years — performed rather pathetically at the grocery store earlier today. The rest of the Thanksgiving meal shopping for our household still has to be done, but there are some staples to avoid as they test positive for BPA.

The Breast Cancer Fund tested a number of canned Thanksgiving staples and found some disquieting results:

For half of the products tested, a single 120-gram serving of the food contains enough BPA to show adverse health impacts in lab studies. Have some pumpkin pie after your green bean casserole and gravy, and the amount of BPA delivered to each holiday diner adds up to a concerning chemical dose.

BPA levels in the canned foods we tested were all over the map, even among cans of the same product made by the same company.

What follows are the seven canned Thanksgiving staples that the Breast Cancer Fund tested for BPA and a suggestion for a healthy alternative. The seventh item was not found to have BPA, though the company that makes it said that it does use BPA in the cans.

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4:20PM PST on Nov 25, 2012

Thank you for the article! Thank god i made everything fresh on thanksgiving. I don't use canned foods anymore and i limit them for my family. They enjoy canned soups.
I preserve as much as I can from my veggie garden in the summer. I am usually enjoying all the veggies I grew in the summer all winter long. also the sugarless jams i preserve.

11:07AM PST on Nov 19, 2012

yuck.

10:55AM PST on Nov 19, 2012

Everything but the green beans and corn is frozen, better taste and texture, the evaporated milk we don't pull out until Christmas for old family cookies, never knew you could make your own, I will have to give it a try.

4:07PM PST on Nov 16, 2012

WOW! Fancy your mom asking you to go out and buy a dead bird when you are a vegetarian. That sucks! Mine is more likely to ask me to bring mushroom pate, confetti salad or vegan shepherd's bean pie.

It is a time to celebrate our good fortune. To do this at the expense of another creature and to clink our glasses and pass kind words to one another over the body of a young, innocent bird kills the feeling of celebration for me.

Sadly, there isn't a nice way to die - even if an animal is raised with kindness. Maybe if you ask your family to take a look at the link below, they won't feel so enthusiastic about having a turkey on the table.

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/turkey-industry.aspx

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

2:03AM PST on Nov 28, 2011

I like the cranberry sauce, and I use canned cream soups. I use frozen green beans. I also don't like most canned veggies, so corn is out, and I know how to make my own cream sauces for soup, I'm just bad at it... As for making pumpkin pie, I do either way, with fresh or canned pumpkin, and it's always half and half... It has a better and richer flavor.

3:54PM PST on Nov 24, 2011

Fresh food can also be contaminated if treated with pesticides and other elements.That is why REALLY organic foods are important. No quemicals, no GM. But we ALL have to ask for this.Majority of hour food is contaminated and or related to cruelty - and terrible life and deaths for animals..

9:46PM PST on Nov 23, 2011

If BPA is such a cancer causing problem, than why is it allowed to be put in our foods? Isn't that what we have the food and drug administration for? Thank goodness I've never liked canned vegetables! Boy, could I get on a bandwagon, but I guess I'll save it for another time!!

8:04PM PST on Nov 23, 2011

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7:57PM PST on Nov 23, 2011

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4:56PM PST on Nov 23, 2011

it's a really good information...!!! :D

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