FoodFacts.com feels strongly that part of our mission is to bring our community information on how they can add their voices to the causes that are meaningful to our health and well-being.
BPA (bisphenol-A) is a chemical used to line the cans that contain a myriad of different food products. It is linked to various cancers, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, early onset puberty and a host of other problems. And notably, many of the products whose cans contain BPA are meant for consumption by children. Spaghetti-O’s, Goldfish Pasta Soup, Spongebob Squarepants Soup are just a few of the products packaged in BPA-containing cans. We’ve covered BPA in previous blog posts.
While you can’t plug BPA or bisphenol-A into the FoodFacts.com database because it isn’t technically a food ingredient, it is leaching out into the food supply. You can check out this article at Huffington Post for more details.
But now we want to ask our community to do their part to convince a major food manufacturer that it’s time to move away from BPA.
Currently www.change.org is featuring a petition targeted to the Campbell’s Soup Company. Campbell’s produces a myriad of products created and marketed to appeal to children — in addition to a host of other canned foods. Follow this link http://www.change.org/petitions/campbells-stop-endangering-kids-health and include your voice in this important petition to send a message to the Campbell’s Soup Company to get the BPA out of their cans.
Follow the link, join the petition, and share this blog post. Let’s help this major manufacturer see the importance of this issue and how it affects children today and for generations to come.