Food safety bill’s ban on BPA resisted (Washington Post, 4/26/2010)


The Senate has a critical question before it: At the end of the day who are they accountable to – an industry that is fighting science and consumer demand, or infants, kids and pregnant women who deserve to be protected from this toxic chemical? Today's Washington
reports on the latest development in efforts to get BPA
out of food containers:

The food industry and major business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are threatening to withdraw support for a long-pending bill to improve food safety, saying they are upset by a proposed amendment that would ban bisphenol-A, a controversial chemical, from food and beverage containers. …

… But Janet Nudelman, director of program and policy at the Breast Cancer Fund, said: "There's really no question that BPA is a food safety issue. The food safety bill is absolutely the right place to move this forward." (Read complete article.)


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