For years, parents, advocacy groups, and, well, much of Europe has asserted that BPA (bisphenol A) -- the commonly used food additive in food packaging that mimics human estrogen -- is bad news. And last fall, some of our worst fears were confirmed: Some of the most popular kinds of Campbell's soup had the highest BPA levels in a report released by advocacy group Breast Cancer Fund.
At the time, Campbell's spokesperson said, "The overwhelming weight of scientific evidence shows that the use of BPA in can lining poses no threat to human health." Hrmm. Definitely a questionable response. But, now, we can breathe a sigh of relief. Because it appears that Campbell's is starting to change their tune! They've promised to phase out use of BPA and will make the transition as soon as "feasible alternatives are available."
Well, it's a step in the right direction.