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Follow the Money: BPA Makers to Gross $8 Billion Thanks to FDA Rejecting Ban

Anthony Gucciardi
Natural Society / News Report
Published: Tuesday 3 April 2012
“BPA now goes into everything: plastic bottles, canned foods, DVDs, plastic wrap, and much more. Despite being linked to many serious health conditions.”
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Producers of toxic BPA are now boasting $8 billion in sales for 2012 thanks to the FDA rejecting a potential ban on the cancer-linked chemical on March 30th. According to GlobalData, manufacturers will produce 4.7 million metric tons of BPA this year to be dispersed into the daily lives of millions worldwide. BPA now goes into everything: plastic bottles, canned foods, DVDs, plastic wrap, and much more. Despite being linked to about as many serious health conditions as the amount of products it contaminates, the FDA has decided once again to side with mega corporations over protecting the health of the people.

Even Campbell’s Soup and the Heinz corporation are removing BPA from their products in an effort to reclaim consumers who are fully aware of the issues surrounding BPA. California is also banning the substance from baby bottles and sippy cups in attempts to protect newborn babies whose developing bodies are majorly affected by the estrogen-mimicking chemical. But the FDA? They recognize that BPA may be breeding disease among the public, but they’re still perfectly okay with letting it contaminate the food supply. Instead of taking action over the threat, the FDA decided to pick at the hundreds of peer-reviewed studies that have linked BPA to everything from cancer (in over 130 studies) to depression and diabetes.

“While evidence from some studies have raised questions as to whether BPA may be associated with a variety of health effects, there remain serious questions about these studies, particularly as they relate to humans,” the FDA says.

This is the same agency that has no trouble going after nutritional supplements containing 100% organic and natural super-nutrients that have been used for thousands of years. It is also the same government powerhouse that has allowed for mercury to lurk in the processed food supply for years despite major consumer groups demanding action. The list can go on and on — the FDA simply does not seem to care about legitimately threatening items like GMOs and artificial sweeteners, so why would they care about BPA? After all, the carcinogenic chemical has the backing of an $8 billion industry.



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ABOUT Anthony Gucciardi

Anthony is an accomplished investigative journalist whose articles have appeared on top news sites and have been read by millions worldwide. A health activist and researcher, Anthony’s goal is informing the public as to how they can use natural methods to revolutionize their health, as well as exploring the behind the scenes activity of the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.

Cambell's soup and others

Cambell's soup and others ignored consumers concerns for years. It is only the loss of sales derived from consumer boycott that has caused them to adjust. I do not buy any canned foods if at all possible.

We, the people, must heed

We, the people, must heed this paraphrased wisdom of John Trudell, who stated that "... consumerism is a disease that has infected the world", and "... the land owns people, we can't own Mother Earth." The cost of this western-style flat-earth predatory greed-headed Capitalism as a world-wide religion has been more than our lives, but our souls as well.

ALL PRAISE THE ALMIGHTY D'ALLAH !

There is so much heartless

There is so much heartless lack of goodness in the world, it is hard to know where to start. The tar sands oil that is poisoning Canada's rivers and streams with runoff from ponds that are already half the size of Manhattan Island. BPA's maker not caring if people get sick from it. Monsanto, the world over, ruining the soil and causing farmers young and old in India to commit suicide -- 30 a day in one region. A young girl is documenting it. Her father was one of the suicides. BASF moving to Charlotte, NC from Germany. Another chemical company that is not wanted in its native Germany, where 78% of the people are against GM seeds. Just to name a few. What happened to helping each other? Clean water for everyone everywhere? I am sure it all started long before Bhopal, but Bhopal comes to mind. Remember? Pollute a whole lot of land and water in a foreign country and then just walk away. Look around you. Everything is dying now, even the oceans have given up. Remember the trees? They were the lungs of the earth. I don't even remember the company that was involved. I doesn't really matter, does it? It's all just business as usual now.

MONEY COMES FIRST! That is

MONEY COMES FIRST! That is the new golden rule.

Do they put it in Pizza? This

Do they put it in Pizza? This might seriously end up as the only safe vegetable.

haha, nice. But fruit, not

haha, nice. But fruit, not vegetable. I get your pointjoke, but I still have to spread awareness that Tomato is a fruit haha.

What a surprise that the

What a surprise that the mechanisms of government, the integrity of government has been deluged and distorted into unrecognizability by corporate moneydsm

The writing is on the wall

The writing is on the wall for BPA and it will eventually be banned, but just like asbestos the industry will dump as much of it as they can because they still want to make a buck. Why can't we learn from history but it is good to see some companies showing concern for consumers and discontinuing use of this product.

As outrageous as it is

As outrageous as it is unsurprising. You might see the paper on SCAMs (Scientific Certainty Argumentation Methods) that some insightful academics collaborated on, dissecting this very effective tactic that the gov't-industry complex seems to have perfected:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-682X.2008.00219.x/pdf

WorldWatch also adapted this into a more readable article, if interested send me an email at info (at) bridgeworks.ca and I'll pass it on as a PDF; I don't see it available on the web.

Came across this while working on similar issues in regulating the salmon farming industry in Canada.

The FDA is playing their assigned role in the PR chessboard that corporate power has created... as they did for 50 yrs on the cigarette file, and many others. To know we are living on a chessboard and being gamed by captured "regulatory" agencies that instead are pawns of corporate profit is an important step in right action and going beyond outrage to strategy.

Unfortunately Canada is no better than the US at the federal level in enacting precautionary legislation, and in some cases much worse.

The Feculent Diseases Assured

The Feculent Diseases Assured is just doing its job for the economy. The 8 billion grossed from the BPA will be reaped ten fold or more for the pharmacuetical and medical industries. Sick people are job creating cash cows to be milked. The more diseases and diseased people the better.

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