In the News: Trace chemicals in everyday food packaging…


Considering how many Pagans are health-conscious or are vegetarian, vegan, freegan, or any number of other alternatives, I thought this article would be relevant.  “If the food’s in plastic, what’s in the food?” asks the article.  The article, “Trace chemicals in everyday food packaging cause worry over cumulative threat” was published today in the Washington Post.  An excerpt:

The findings seemed to confirm what many experts suspected: Plastic food packaging is a major source of these potentially harmful chemicals, which most Americans harbor in their bodies. Other studies have shown phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) passing into food from processing equipment and food-prep gloves, gaskets and seals on non-plastic containers, inks used on labels — which can permeate packaging — and even the plastic film used in agriculture.

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