Thursday, March 22, 2012


Well, it has happened. Campbell's has finally caved in to pressure from the public and the Company's shareholders. Soon - although we don't know quite how soon - there will be no more of that toxic BPA (bisphenol A) in the cans used to package soups and other food products made by Campbell's.

Severals health-focused organizations deserve credit: the Breast Cancer Fund which released reports on finding BPA in several Campbell's products, including ones marketed to children such as Cambell's Disney Princes and Toy Story soups. The Healthy Child Healthy World Organization also did its part. It sent 20,000 of the 70,000 letters to Cambell's by supporters of the Cans not Cancer campaign. Other groups and organizations have also been involved over the years.

As Gretchen Lee Salter, policy manager at the Breast Cancer Fund said: "Campbell's decision to move away from BPA is a victory for consumers..."

And, about time. Who wants a chemical in the epoxy-lining of their food cans that has been linked by research to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, type-2 diabetes, early puberty in girls, attention deficit disorder - and more.

Eleven states in the U.S. have now restricted BPA in infant food containers. There is also legislation before Congress which could ban the use of BPA in all food - and also beverage containers. Get a move on Campbell's and implement the change!

To your good health,


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