So this all started when I read this post via a link on facebook, about the 7 foods experts won’t eat. In all honesty, quite a few items surprised me, including the fact that canned tomatoes topped the list.
The problem: The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately, acidity (a prominent characteristic of tomatoes) causes BPA to leach into your food.
Then, reading my blogroll, I saw this post from la vida locavore, which really sunk the point in. Even supposedly organic producers like Muir Glen are denying the risks. Boo. =(
Luckily I canned a million jars of my own tomatoes this year, and you can be sure that trend will continue next tomato season.