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"compostable" food containers are toxic

 
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I was reading an email today that had another link to it. Here is a bit from the post. The link follows.

Biodegradable bowls contain PFAS

Concerns over mounting plastic waste pushed fast food companies to invest in safer wrappers and containers, but recent findings reveal a truly remarkable lack of understanding on behalf of some manufacturers. Writing for New Food Economy, Joe Fassler reports the disappointing news:23

   “The biggest culinary star of the past five years isn’t a chef, or a restaurant group, or the author of a cookbook. It’s a bowl, a humble piece of take-out packaging that’s taken the world of commercial foodservice by storm, rising so quickly that few have noted its troubling secret …

   If molded fiber bowls have become a kind of status symbol in the restaurant world … it’s probably because they’ve been positioned as an antidote to the industry’s alarming take-out waste problem.



https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/08/21/biodegradable-bowls-with-pfas-health-effects.aspx

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Thanks for drawing this to our attention!

I found other articles on the subject, including this one:  Inverse article on PFAS in food containers

This is dreadful.  Almost-pristine Vermont has a problem with these pollutants and it's really hard to get rid of them.
 
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