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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 04:15:57 PM »
I don't know about the science.  I think Mother Earth News often takes a Chicken Little approach to the latest food scare without serious unbiased investigation. 

That being said, I don't like canned beer.  It does not taste the same as bottled beer.  Don't ask me why or how, I am just stating my impression.
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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 04:23:04 PM »
Easy choice for me, I like glass better so no need to take a chance. I can only get heady topper once in a while so I think that's my only exception. BTW I only use a couple canned food products and they come in non-BPA cans anyway. I wonder if higher end beer is using non-bpa liners anyway.
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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 04:25:17 PM »

I wonder if higher end beer is using non-bpa liners anyway.
The article quoted a rep from Oscar blues stating that the only approved non-BPA liner is not approved for higher acid foods, like beer. The higher acid foods sneak past the liner and react with the aluminum. Way down at the end of the article.

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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 05:12:42 PM »
I will always prefer canned beer if I have a choice of packaging.

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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 05:29:20 PM »
You can't predict crazy, so who knows what the Food Babe will do next?

The whole can/bottle thing reminds me of an argument from a family picnic when I was in my teens.  The argument started out as can/bottled and grew from there.  One of the relatives had gone to bar, ordered a beer and didn't want it in a can (or maybe a bottle, can't recall) so the bartender poured it into a plastic cup.  The only point of agreement that I recall from that day was that beer should not be served in a plastic cup.
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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 06:06:30 PM »
I will always prefer canned beer if I have a choice of packaging.

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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 06:36:01 PM »
I will always prefer canned beer if I have a choice of packaging.

Here's the antidote to the Food Babe....http://www.scibabe.com/  The Science Babe

The Science Babe is the antidote for the Food Babe.
Or critical thinking is the antidote for the food babe... ;)
The science that BPA is toxic isn't disputed, as usual its the amount that is acceptable that we don't know yet. Common sense says keep it out of children's products, avoid it where there is a good alternative, and don't do anything stupid like microwaving acidic food in BPA containing vessels. With all stuff like this I don't freak out but do limit intake where I can. Most beers I like are in glass and I hardly use any packaged food so I really don't need to do much.
I think the key question for scientists is does BPA build up in the body so toxic levels can be reached with regular use of BPA products.
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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 06:57:12 PM »
I will always prefer canned beer if I have a choice of packaging.

Here's the antidote to the Food Babe....http://www.scibabe.com/  The Science Babe

The Science Babe is the antidote for the Food Babe.

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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 06:59:57 PM »
I suppose I'd prefer cans without a controversial substance in them but BPA isn't going to stop me from preferring cans.  I can understand a preference for bottles but I will choose whatever keeps my beer fresher.

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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 10:57:30 PM »
In my internet research it seems that BPA leaches out at high temperatures. FWIW.  Also there is generally BPA in the liners of the bottle caps.
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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2015, 12:22:26 AM »
Trust me when I say this...I have OVERLY researched this topic thanks to my various phobias. It is not a concern in anyone but babies from what I understand.

If you are concerned about it, you are getting a heck of a lot more from receipts than anything else.

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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2015, 02:20:55 AM »
Two words. Jamil Zainashef
He says cans are best. Debate settled.

By the way, I think "they" are getting very close to proving that anecdotal evidence causes cancer. Im not really sure what we will do then.

On a serious note, I just keep it real by assuming that the unknown substances in the binder material in my chloresteol pills is worse for me than my beer can liners or the smoke in my bacon. It helps me keep it in perspective.

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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2015, 02:25:15 AM »
I love that people can live in big cities, inhaling POUNDS of hydrocarbons per year, and spend the whole time obsessing about what they ingest at the femtomolar level.
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Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2015, 02:50:04 AM »
Having watched canning lines in action as opposed to bottling lines, I can't see how cans are better since there is no way they aren't being exposed to oxygen fir a longer duration than a bottling line.

Regardless, I'm usually fine with either package. Cans are easier to recycle.