It's time for a clever cleantech company to make a home testing kit for BPA. Maybe another one could be used by groceries that are tyring to provide truth in labelling. BPA would be biphenol-A a component of some of plastics now uibiquitous in our food packaging here in America.
A recent series of food tests by the Consumders Union (CU) found varying amounts of BPA in many packaged foods, even some labelled "organic" and "BPA-free." And the CU goes on to cast doubt on the current lax standards for BPA content in food as set by the FDA in agreement with...here it comes, the plastic industry, that makes BPA from...guess what, petroleum products. Just another in the endless series of industry dominated regulations. The public? They're the suckers.
BPA? Here's what it can do for you. BPA was the plastic leaching into drinks from those very expensive sports bottles until consumer groups blew the whistle. You'd think the plastic folks would be interested in keeping their consumer base alive, but then what would that do for next qyarter's earnings report?