Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a synthetic compound used to make plastic and epoxy resins. It is used to make plastic bottles and can lining. BPA tends to leak from the plastic and can lining into the liquid or food. BPA is very controversial because it is a synthetic estrogen linked to increased risks of birth defects, cancers, developmental disabilities, obesity and neurological problems. It has been shown to cause abnormal sexual effects in certain animals like in the case of exposed alligators that affected their egg quality and caused a decrease in the penis size of the males. But does BPA pose a real danger to humans?
The organic food market has exploded in the last few decades. People choose organic foods for a variety of reasons including fewer pesticides, fresher, better tasting and a belief that they are more nutritious than non organic food. But what does organic really mean? Are they healthier than non organic foods? Do they use pesticides?