Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bisphenol A and the Food Safety Bill

Marion Nestle (author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health) has a terrific post today on partisan politics in food safety regulations, particularly with reference to Bisphenol A. (For those who may be unfamiliar, Bisphenol A is a component of polycarbonate plastics such as those used for water bottles and similar beverage containers; it is alleged to "leech" into food-stuff and disrupt hormonal systems in animals, leading to cancer.) Nestle's piece summarizes a powerful piece by New York Times science writer Denise Grady. You can read Grady's original piece here.

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