Eden Organic: BPA-freePosted: 01/18/2010
The FDA is finally furrowing its brow over an issue that our Canadian and European neighbors acknowledged far earlier: the potential health risks of BPA (bisphenol-A), a compound found in plastic bottles and packaging.
The government will be funding new research into links between BPA and a host of human diseases and conditions, including its “potential effects on behavior, obesity, diabetes, reproductive disorders, cancer, asthma, heart disease and effects that could be carried from one generation to the next.”
BPA is found in the can linings of every brand of canned food except one: Eden Organic. In 1999, the founder of Eden Organic grew concerned about the health effects of BPA and switched to lining his company’s cans the old-fashioned way, with vegetable resin.
We started buying Eden Organic canned goods awhile ago — before we knew they were BPA-free — just because we liked the quality of the food. But learning that they were BPA-free was a recent, happy surprise!