Why is BPA bad for our health? Is BPA bad for the environment? All these questions answered and more, and what we can do to reduce our exposure to this seemingly unnecessarily chemical.
Content last updated February 2014.
The more and more I think and write about food, the more I put my pantry shelves to scrutiny. While the ultimate goal is to reduce any reliance on ‘processed food’, one food product that makes a regular appearance in my kitchen is canned tomatoes. They are essential during the winter months when fresh tomatoes taste like cardboard and can transform winter stews and soups (like my Easy Lentil Soup with Kale).
As much as canned foods are convenient, they come with the consideration of BPA contamination, and we need to ask ourselves how this can impact our health and the health of the environment. But what is BPA? What are the health and environmental concerns?