RE: Organic and Canned
Posted Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 6:03 PM
If you want organic, some it is essential to buy organic like say Lettuce but when you buy a banana? Less so. I did notice that organic tends to have richer flavors and prefer it. If you search there are lists of essential to buy organic and not essential to buy organic all over the net. Jillian Micheals has one in her Metabolism book. Warning it is not Vegan/Vegetarian.
As to canned. The guilty chemical is BPA
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently is reassessing what it considers a safe level of exposure to BPA, which some studies show is linked with increased risks of certain cancers, diabetes, reproductive abnormalities, and heart disease. Federal guidelines currently put the daily upper limit of exposure at 50 micrograms of BPA per kilogram of body weight. But that level is based on experiments done in the 1980s rather than hundreds of more recent animal and laboratory studies indicating that serious health risks could result from much lower doses of BPA. "
Eden foods to date is the only one to go BPA free.
Jillian actually covers this topic and other chemical topics quite extensively in her book. While it is not a Vegan diet and I would not recommend the book for a diet I do recommended it for reading about additives and chemicals.