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Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Don't eat canned tomatoes"

In a recent (no obvious date) article by Prevention Magazine, I found out that we all shouldn't be eating canned tomatoes. The lining of the cans leaks bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen.

The article is called "7 Foods That Should Never Cross Your Lips" and starts with canned tomatoes, including quotations by experts and references, plus an explanation of why we don't want to consume synthetic estrogen.

So eating canned tomatoes is something like being on birth control pills, which little spaghetti eaters don't need.

Fortunately some companies that can tomatoes have switched to glass jars. Nice to have an alternative to cans.

Another alternative is to grow your own tomatoes. They're cheaper, more fun, and don't have anything on them or in them that you don't want. Gardens are groovy, or if you don't have the time and space, put your tomatoes in containers. No cans needed.

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