This week it was revealed that the consumer research group Consumer Reports found that BPA (Bisphenol A) is still present in many consumer products, including organic and “health” foods made by Eden Foods and Annie’s Homegrown, as well as foods that claim their packages are “BPA-free.” Geez… when even do-goody food turns bad, who can ya trust?
Recall that BPA, which has been suspected of being hazardous to humans since the 1930s, only came to public attention in 2008 after scientific research concluded that obesity may be increased as a function of BPA exposure. Suddenly, lots of folks who thought drinking water was good for them started to feel that their Nalgene was effectively killing them. In other words, as this research confirms, it’s not just the stuff that’s in the packaging that may be making us fat, it’s the cans and plastic containers themselves.
Not to harp, but isn’t the best defense here a strong offence? Consider the Source. Wake up and take some responsibility for preparing your own food. Even better, start to re-envision what it means to be self-sufficient so that you are less reliant on lots of cans of food and closer to the source. Why buy canned beans when you can get them dry at a fraction of the price, cook them up yourself and they’ll taste better?
Who has the time, you ask? We answer: What else could be more important to your life than the food that fuels your body and soul? Prioritize. The time is now.