Advertisement

bpa-free food

Plastic for Dinner? Food Safety Bill to Leave BPA on Your Table

Have a BPA-free Thanksgiving: The chemical industry blocked efforts to ban a toxic chemical from food containers, but you can still keep BPA out of your kitchen.



Plastic for Dinner? Food Safety Bill to Leave BPA on Your Table

Canned pumpkin could put BPA puree in your pie. But there are alternatives.

• Can-less cranberry recipes. Making can-free cranberry sauce from organic cranberries is easy enough—just cover cranberries in a pot with water, bring to a boil, and simmer until they're soft enough to mash, then add sugar to your liking. But if you want to get creative with your sauce, try this recipe for Cranberry Relish or Maria Rodale's recipe for Cranberry Sauce.

• Alternative green bean casseroles. Interestingly, both the recent Environmental Science & Technology study and a year-old analysis from Consumer Reports found that canned green beans had the highest levels of BPA of any product tested. The Consumer Reports analysis also found BPA in frozen green beans. So go for fresh green beans if you can find them. If you can't, consider an alternative vegetable this year, like this recipe for Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Shallots from Organic Gardening magazine.

• Buy boxed stock. Cooking wild rice in chicken stock, or adding it to your mashed potatoes, is a good way to add flavor. If you don't have time to make your own stock for recipes, pass the canned stuff by and look for stocks sold in aseptic cartons, such as the organic versions sold by Pacific Natural Foods or Imagine Organic. The cartons don't contain BPA, and they're recyclable in some areas (if your town recycles milk and juice cartons, they will also accept aseptic packaging).

Filed Under: BPA AND PLASTIC, FOOD PACKAGING

Published on: November 22, 2010



More from our Authors

This breakthrough information links the little-known connection between diabetes, fatigue, heart disease, weight gain, high blood pressure, and more! Click here to learn more.
Advertisement
Free Download!
Sign up for our free newsletters and get a FREE guide to herbs for your pets. Shower your furry friends with love using natural food, care tips, and treats! Click here for the 6 herbs your pet needs to be happy and healthy, naturally.





Advertisement
Free Newsletter
Sign up for the FREE daily newsletter and get useful tips to keep yourself, your family, and the planet healthy and thriving.

  The Daily Fix
Authoritative reporting on the latest developments in health, food, and the environment

  Maria's Farm Country Kitchen Newsletter
Get cooking tips, learn about healthy living and even raising chickens—Maria does it all!



You may unsubscribe at any time.

Your Privacy Rights. About Us.



BE SOCIAL WITH US!