It’s good news that U.S. scientists agree that BPA- bisphenol-A, shown wreck all kinds of havoc on the human body, breast cancer, brain damage in children, obesity, heart disease, diabetes to name but a few, is bad for us. BPA is used in the production of many things, but the most disturbing are plastic food packaging, the lining for cans, and baby bottles. However, what U.S. scientist can’t quite seem to come to a consensus on is exactly how bad BPA is for the body, although they widely agree on the damage to our oceans. Insert eye roll here. While U.S. scientists bicker away in the face of study after study, the news is excellent for our northern Canadian neighbors for whom two weeks ago Canada declared the substance toxic and several other countries are poised to follow suit.
BP publicly takes a “share” of the blame for the Gulf of Mexico spill…which is big of them.
Though the ball is rolling to have genetically engineered salmon enter the market place as early as 2012, with no labeling necessary by the way. I still maintain there is still a sliver of hope in stopping it. On an up note Nation’s Restaurant News did find that the chefs they interviewed had no interest in serving it. I do see an increasingly near future where waiters will not only have to know what is in every dish but where each ingredient came from.
Last but not least, fall is here and that means pumpkins, brussel sprouts, collard greens, kale, eggplant, parsnips, chard, butternut and acorn squash, broccoli, cauliflower, celeriac, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, apples, pears, figs, ducks, lambs, turkeys, venison, chestnuts, and lots and lots of pie.
As always, if you see good food news send me a link I could always use it!
- Scientists believe BPA is risky – it’s just a matter of agreeing on how much (grist.org)
- Calif. Senate fails to protect babies from toxic bisphenol A (yubanet.com)
- Cash receipts pose risk for BPA exposure: study (canada.com)
- Statscan survey finds BPA present in 91 per cent of Canadians (theglobeandmail.com)
- BP suffers setbacks over oil spill (telegraph.co.uk)
- BP: Many Firms Responsible for Spill (dailyfinance.com)
- The Oil Spill Endgame at Last? (time.com)
- BP Shares Rise, as It Spreads Oil Spill Blame (thestreet.com)