This is one of the reasons I quit buying canned soups entirely nearly two years ago.
Worrying levels of BPA, an industrial chemical with suspected links to cancer, lurk inside canned soups and pasta targeted at American children, the Breast Cancer Fund said Wednesday.
In a product testing report, the non-profit advocacy group -- which focuses on environmental causes of cancer -- said an average of 49 parts per billion of BPA, or bisphenol A, was detected in a dozen cans of food items tested.
"Every food sample tested positive for BPA," with Campbell's Disney Princess and Toy Story soups testing the highest," said the group, which is pressing canned food producers to embrace alternatives to BPA.
The problem is not isolated to children's soups, but the fact that children's soups are testing the highest is certainly alarming.
Meanwhile, It would seem that Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann picked a very bad day to say this.
Bachmann says, as do most of those in the GOP field, that a lightened regulatory load would allow employers to spend money on expansion rather than federal compliance. But the Minnesota congresswoman is the first to focus the argument on the food-processing industry.
“That’s part of the problem, the overkill,” Bachmann told reporters during an appearance in which she posed with huge slabs of beef. “And when they make it complicated, they make it expensive and so then you can no longer stay in business.”
For all the Republican screeching about how business is always managed better than government, they sure do go out of their way to make excuses for business.
If your business model does not afford you the ability to produce a product which is non-toxic, you shouldn't be in business.