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Politics of the Plate: Bad Times for BPA

Two new pieces of legislation would completely ban bisphenol A, the hard plastic used in bottles and food containers, because of safety concerns.
03.18.09
food politics

Politics of the Plate: A Cool, Refreshing Sip of Plastic

A new study shows that exposure to bisphenol A (a compound used in making hard plastic food containers) causes hormonal changes in mammals after birth, not just in the womb.
02.23.09
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Politics of the Plate: A Dirty Trick, and the Problem with Plastic

Concentrated animal feeding lots will be free to contaminate waterways, and a compound in plastic bottles might not be safe after all.
11.04.08
food politics

Politics of the Plate: An Organic Loophole, and an Outdated Recall

A proposed rule requires organic cows to graze outdoors, and the FDA covers up an oversight by backdating a recall on contaminated cookies.
10.27.08
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Politics of the Plate: A Formulaic Response from the FDA

While other countries were banning milk contaminated with melamine, the U.S. FDA was allowing that very chemical into our food supply.
10.07.08
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Mr. McGuire was Dead Wrong...

A research team found that exposure to a chemical widely used in the manufacture of plastic bottles and food containers can alter genes in fetal mice.
08.06.07
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