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Over 170 harmful chemicals are legally allowed in food packaging

7/18/2014 - More than 170 toxic chemicals banned from European consumer products such as computers and textiles are still allowed for use in food packaging, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Food Packaging Forum and published in the journal Food Additives & Contaminants. "Chemicals with...

Ban Poisonous Additives Act aims to replace BPA in food packaging with safer alternatives

7/10/2014 11:13:27 AM - U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, has introduced new legislation that would phase out the use of the estrogen-like chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in all food packaging, not just baby bottles and "sippy" cups. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Ban Poisonous Additives...

Low exposure of chemicals in food packaging over the long term may pose health concerns

3/11/2014 - One aspect of continually eating foods packaged in plastics and other materials may be the prolonged low exposure of chemicals and other substances. A recent commentary published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health indicated that the substances in the packaging of many processed foods...

If the biotech industry is so proud of GMOs, why don't they tout GMOs on food packaging labels?

3/7/2012 - Genetically engineered foods will "feed the world," say Bill Gates and all the rest of the GMO pushers. GM crops are the result of "high-tech agriculture" and "advanced technology" created by super-smart agricultural geniuses who only enhance the properties of food crops. GMOs are better than God, better...

One-third of food packaging contaminated with substance that may cause allergic reactions

8/7/2006 - A study by Britain's Food Standards Agency has found that one-third of food packaging is contaminated with latex, which can trigger potentially fatal allergic reactions in sensitive people. In some cases the latex on the packaging -- which is normally destroyed by heat during the sealing process...

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