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Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, January 17, 2013, 8:12pm
Environmental Health Perspectives

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ehp.1205826.pdf

Recently published an article showing that a common substitute for BPA used in can liners, plastic bottles, ...

Disrupts cell signalling ...
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, January 17, 2013, 10:14pm; Reply: 1
Darn it!   ::)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, January 20, 2013, 11:49pm; Reply: 2
Glass is still safe.
Posted by: Serenity, Monday, January 21, 2013, 12:01am; Reply: 3
The only foods I buy in cans are fish (sardines, tuna, salmon) which are only available in cans here:(
I buy anchovies (fish4eva brand) in glass but unsure what the lid lining is made of, it appears plastic.
Posted by: Jacquie, Monday, January 21, 2013, 1:24am; Reply: 4
I buy pumpkin in cans. That's about it other than black beans sometimes. Wish I could buy it (pumpkin) some other way all year long.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, January 21, 2013, 1:55am; Reply: 5
You may want to cook the pumpkin when it is in season and freeze it for later.

Here is frozen pumpkin for sale in bpa free packaging.

http://www.amazon.com/Square-One-Organics-individual-servings/dp/B002VANQW6

I think square one products are sold at whole foods.

Don't like the little paks from square one-
Here's someplace you can order frozen pumpkin ten tons at a time.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/51839827/Frozen_Diced_Pumpkin.html?s=p
Posted by: Lloyd, Monday, January 21, 2013, 3:21pm; Reply: 6
On the BPA front this is an interesting read:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/opinion/sunday/kristof-warnings-from-a-flabby-mouse.html?
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, January 21, 2013, 3:44pm; Reply: 7
This is crazy expensive...but is it a truly safe option?

http://www.vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=1521&idcategory=224

They package salmon the same way.

https://www.vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/articlesView_old.asp?id=917

http://www.vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/viewContent.asp?idpage=12
Posted by: Jacquie, Monday, January 21, 2013, 9:16pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from C_Sharp
You may want to cook the pumpkin when it is in season and freeze it for later.

Here is frozen pumpkin for sale in bpa free packaging.

http://www.amazon.com/Square-One-Organics-individual-servings/dp/B002VANQW6

I think square one products are sold at whole foods.

Don't like the little paks from square one-
Here's someplace you can order frozen pumpkin ten tons at a time.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/51839827/Frozen_Diced_Pumpkin.html?s=p


Oh this is great. Thank you for telling me! :)
Posted by: shoulderblade, Monday, January 21, 2013, 9:46pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Serenity
The only foods I buy in cans are fish (sardines, tuna, salmon) which are only available in cans here:(

I think that is true pretty well every where. The only fish I have ever seen in glass bottles was some Herring I bought recently.

On the other hand on a risk/benefit basis I am pretty sure you are better off to go with canned fish than to go without. Esp. if you live very far inland canned and frozen are the only reasonable option.  

Posted by: Spring, Monday, January 21, 2013, 10:12pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from C_Sharp
You may want to cook the pumpkin when it is in season and freeze it for later.

Here is frozen pumpkin for sale in bpa free packaging.

http://www.amazon.com/Square-One-Organics-individual-servings/dp/B002VANQW6

I think square one products are sold at whole foods.

Don't like the little paks from square one-
Here's someplace you can order frozen pumpkin ten tons at a time.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/51839827/Frozen_Diced_Pumpkin.html?s=p


When you order a ton, C#, you can let us know and we will buy from you!
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 3:53am; Reply: 11
I think you can get frozen pumpkin in one pound packages at Asian and Indian markets. They often have a broader selection of frozen vegetables than regular supermarkets.
Posted by: Amazone I., Friday, January 25, 2013, 6:33pm; Reply: 12
all canned things can augment histamine intolerances... :-/ :P........
Posted by: shoulderblade, Sunday, January 27, 2013, 5:05am; Reply: 13
Quoted from C_Sharp
I think you can get frozen pumpkin in one pound packages at Asian and Indian markets. They often have a broader selection of frozen vegetables than regular supermarkets.


I my experience Asian markets have an extensive selection of fish and seafood as well.

I would not be sure what a lot of the stuff is or where it came from but by sheer volume it is way more extensive than anything I have seen elsewhere.

Posted by: Possum, Sunday, January 27, 2013, 5:15am; Reply: 14
Someone tried to tell me glass leaches things into food too?! ::)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, January 27, 2013, 5:45am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Possum
Someone tried to tell me glass leaches things into food too?


Ordinarily not a large problem. Leaded glass (not normally used for food storage) can leach lead.  There are other cases also, if you want to worry.

Posted by: Possum, Sunday, January 27, 2013, 5:48am; Reply: 16
Yeah, no I don't thanks lol
Posted by: Spring, Monday, January 28, 2013, 4:40am; Reply: 17
Quoted from Amazone I.
all canned things can augment histamine intolerances... :-/ :P........

If I have anything canned, in goes a generous seasoning of turmeric! Without fail.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 11:11pm; Reply: 18
The only glass with lead that I've heard about is fancy leaded crystal. Cheap glass is perfectly safe for use with foods.
Posted by: shoulderblade, Thursday, January 31, 2013, 4:16am; Reply: 19
Quoted from ruthiegirl
The only glass with lead that I've heard about is fancy leaded crystal. Cheap glass is perfectly safe for use with foods.


I think you are perfectly right here. Coloured glasses use Lead compounds for for effect But clear glass. preserve bottles and commercial glass bottles are perfectly neutral and safe.

All you have to do is put together a collection and keep using them and you are free to go. :) Cheap is effective.  ;D

Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, January 31, 2013, 10:06pm; Reply: 20
I buy food in glass containers whenever possible, and then save the jars to re-use. Baby food jars are great for storing small amounts of leftovers.

I will admit that I'm not completely plastic-free. I do purchase some food items in plastic, but I don't save those containers. I also have some plastic re-usable food storage containers (less risk of breakage when packed in school lunches) and I do use plastic bags. I try to limit my use of plastic since I know that eliminating it isn't realistic for me right now.
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