Dec 10, 2009
Anne Underwood of Prevention Magazine interviewed some food experts for an interesting list of foods they find scary. The endocrinologist avoids canned tomatoes due to the synthetic estrogen lining the cans (BPA) that gets into the tomatoes from their acidity. The toxicologist won’t eat microwave popcorn because the lining of the bag has chemicals linked to infertility and cancer. The farm director won’t eat non-organic potatoes since root vegetables like potatoes absorb the chemicals from the soil. And the cancer researcher won’t drink milk from cows given artificial hormones (rGBH or rBST) because it may contribute to the occurance of certain cancers.
You can read the full article at http://tinyurl.com/ygbtjl3. It’s hard to have a full list of all the toxins in our food and food packaging, so I say stick with as much whole and organic foods as you can and where you can trust where they come from and how they’ve been packaged.