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

Anthony Gucciardi
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April 2nd, 2012
Updated 11/03/2012 at 12:10 am
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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.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Follow the Money: BPA Makers to Gross $8 Billion Thanks to FDA Rejecting BanGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • Tired of it

    Well – Like the rest of our completely corrupted government – Lobbyists OWN the FDA's study.

    I've known, for years now, the FDA is there to facilitate the needs for corporations to get away with (literally) murder. I does NOT protect us. It protects companies who want to sell cheep pharmaceuticals and implants – and don't want to be sued for the damage that they KNOW they are going to do – also – The FDA serves to protect them from time and money-consuming TRIALS – FDA's New job – waive them and limit company liability. Welcome to the United States of Profit.

  • RENRAH

    Dr Sherry Rogers – author of many great health books – see Amazon – has preached the evils of BPA for many years. She now states that by the age of 6 today's children have as many toxins in them at levels it used to take 40 years to accumulate. This may be the first generation with a shorter lifespan then its' parents.

    • Ashley

      BPA is everywhere. My family started using glass straws and glass tupperwear. It’s our first move to going green and healthy. I like the products from simply straws http://bit.ly/simplystraws

  • Canada

    Perhaps this is a way of culling the population in a manner that does not appear openly genocidal and where illnesses directly related to this will not show up for several years into the future. Pretty hard to prove why you have a terminal illness ten years or more down the road. Not taking mercury out of vaccinations is another one.

  • Consequences

    Make those specific deciding FDA Officials liable financially for the health consequences as well as the BPA companies and watch how fast the support fades when the financial incentives become financial liabilities.

  • CQ

    what a load of crap. All those schmucks care about is money.

    • RENRAH

      I agree, that's why the ONLY way to fix this is to stop buying their poison. Then they will get rid of it – for the money.

  • deaduck

    We apparently have a ban in Canada do to the known risks of this toxic substance. One wonders how the F.D.A. ignores why other Countries have banned it?

    I believe it is not only the money for the producers but monies in the health care industry as well.

    I guess it still boils down to what bea41660 says!

  • organic dream

    you got that right bead4160, nothing but filthy lucre. Lets just hope for the saying, what gos around comes around.

  • bea41660

    As always… it's follow the money[filthy lucre].