We are telling canned food manufacturers to stop using BPA's. We want this toxic chemical Bisphenol A, out of food.
More than 15,000 people so far have asked Campbell Soup Co., Del Monte Foods and General Mills (maker of Progresso, Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen) a simple question: What are they doing to get BPA out of their food packaging and out of our bodies?
Here's what the companies that wrote us back to you had to say:
"Muir Glen continues to believe BPA is safe. However, we know that some of our consumers have wanted us to pursue alternatives" –General Mills
"Scientific and governmental bodies worldwide have examined the science many times and have concluded that the weight of evidence supports the safety of BPA" –Progresso Soup
This sounds more like corporate talking points instead of concern for the health and well being of consumers.
More than 200 scientific studies have shown that there is reason for concern about BPA, which is plenty to convince these "consumers" that it doesn't belong in food. But are these companies really taking our concerns seriously? It sure doesn't sound like it. BPA's are endocrine disrupting chemicals. What this means is they effect your hormone levels. When hormone levels are disrupted over long periods of time, i.e. estrogen dominance can result in excessive PMS, extreme menstrual cramps, dysmenorrhea and high estrogen levels can feed cancer cells.
We're keeping up the pressure on these companies to move quickly and safely to replace BPA in their products.
Canada has already banned the product and other countries are about to follow.
With your help we can make a difference.
Tell the food manufacturers you have stopped buying canned food and ask your friends and family to take action. Start today!
As Margaret Mead so appropriately said: "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has".
For more information on the studies associated with BPA's and breast cancer please check the Breast Cancer Fund website.