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The News on BPA Just Gets Worse and Worse

There are lots of nasty chemicals in our food chain.  Sometimes I wonder whether it’s just a bee in my bonnet that I single out BPA.  It’s not even that it’s unique in its unneccessary-ness.

You could carefully read labels, or you could go what the heck….

Or you could just avoid packaged food altogether –  BPA, food miles, preservatives, colouring, packaging, high fructose corn syrup, pesticides, herbicides, cadmium, lead, gums, empty calories, salt and sugar  and all.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0043378

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  • Kate August 17, 2012, 12:23 pm

    I’m with you. I just don’t want anything in my food that I wouldn’t put in there if I was making it myself from scratch. Which means that if I wouldn’t find an ingredient in it my kitchen I don’t want it it my food. Which really means ruling out all processed food. It is quite easy really, I think!

  • farmer_liz August 17, 2012, 1:41 pm

    I wonder if that study just proves that increased consumption of processed foods leads to heart disease (because high PBA = high processed food consumption). Either way, processed food is bad.

  • Linda August 17, 2012, 8:43 pm

    Gee! I’m starting to feel like this is a clique coz all my bloggers that I love to follow have commented here! I totally agree Linda and I try so hard to only do ‘real’ food but if I’m to be honest, I often read your posts about not having bought bread for ages and all your wonderful ‘straight from the garden’ recipes and feel dejected. It’s the life I want to live but I just about knock myself out trying to do it all. Life gets so busy fitting in with kids school lives and living in a modern community where you need to connect with people that may not live a similar lifestyle. I would love to hear your thoughts on this coz I won’t compromise much on our food but am burning out sometimes and I want to reach the point you are at. Mind you, I’m pretty excited about food at the moment because I’m in the process of making a locally sourced meal to share with a local environmental group and it feels like fun!

  • kim August 18, 2012, 2:24 pm

    I look out for BPAs all the time now , and every now and then accidently bring a can home , realsing upon opening. The one thing that frustrates me is they are not necessary and there so many other new things like this that I am just beginning to discover. For instance I have always used baking paper for baking bread and cakes …last week I discovered that the covering that enables it not to stick is toxic and now buy a baking paper from the organic shop if I need it .
    As a mum it is very stressful trying to do all you can and then still find out that you may have been giving your children something that is bad for them. I do wish companies would stop choosing for us and start choosing with us.

  • Linda August 18, 2012, 5:30 pm

    It is fun. It’s creative, nurturing, sensuous. Sometimes it’s even meditative. Often though, it’s not. For years I didn’t write at all because I thought I couldn’t live up to the ideals. Still sometimes I look back through Witches Kitchen and wonder if I should write more about the things that don’t work out – the seedlings that I forgot to water and bread that over-proved then sank and the bathroom that will one day be finished (it’s only been 30 years) and a garden fence that has a frigging hole somewhere that the wallaby is still getting in. It’s easy when you’re only posting a few times a week for it to sound like the whole week is like that. I think I must be sounding a bit smug at the moment, because this is the second time in a fortnight that I find myself saying, I would hate anyone to think I live a completely ethical sustainable life.

    I have some head starts too: my kids are grown up. I wish I’d known more of what I know now when they were little, but really, I think if home baking and organic vegies get in the way of time and attention, it’s the wrong way round. I’m in my 50s, so I’ve had some decades of learning things the hard way. And I live with a wonderful man who takes most of the photos, and is incapable of being a fanatic about anything, BPA included.

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