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5 Reasons to Embrace Home Canning

Home canning might seem more like an activity your grandparents did than something busy people in our day would embrace. But canning homegrown and local foods is undergoing a revival, and many people …

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2 Days of Canned Food, 2000% Increase in BPA

By A.K. Streeter, TreeHugger An experiment in Sweden shows eating canned food clearly and drastically raises levels of bisphenol A (BPA), though not higher than currently recommended safe levels.…

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Do Consumers Hunger for Self-Heating Cans?

In the 1950s and '60s, it wasn’t uncommon for impatient, non-cooks, to grab a can of beans or Spaghetti-Os, and heat it on the stove, still in the unopened can, in a boiling pot of water. This pre-mic…

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Conspiracy to Keep BPA in Food?

What will it take to get Bisphenol A out of our food sources?  This chemical is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup…

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Dated and Wasted: The Expiration of Expiration Dates

The United States is a land of waste, particularly food waste. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Loss Project, Americans are inclined to discard more than 25% (approximately 25.9 …

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6 Tips for Avoiding Canned Food

Ah, the wonder of canned food. Whip it open, heat it up...and voilà, your meal is served. What's wrong with this picture? When Consumer Reports performed tests of canned foods including soups, juic…

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Chemical in Canned Foods Could Be Toxic

A report claims that canned food exposes us to a harmful chemical at levels high enough to cause real damage. By Emily Main, Rodale.com Your can of soup could put your health at risk, and not ju…

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7 Best Ways to Avoid Toxic BPA

BPA or bisphenol-A is a dangerous chemical linked to health concerns from digestive problems to issues with brain development. It's recently been found in 91 percent of Canadians and is present in ar…

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Nice Cans: Getting BPA Out of the Food Supply

We are all still reeling from the BPA scare of 2008 that called for an early retirement to all plastic baby bottles, various canned foods, and an assortment of plastic bottles and such. For those …

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Eating It? BPA Found in Surprising Places

I've been concerned about the industrial compound bisphenol A (BPA) ever since I first read about it, and have been chronically frustrated by its potential harm and prevalence in our environment--…

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