Obesity is a huge problem in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates have doubled for American adults and tripled for kids and teenagers aged six through 19 since 1980. Today, 31 percent of American adults and 15 percent of youngsters are classified as overweight.
Developed in the 1950s to strengthen plastics and epoxy resins, BPA is today used in a wide range of products, including many plastic food and drink containers, the lining of most cans, some paper products, and dental sealants.
Although we have come a long way in recent years with regard to the safety and sustainability of our food supply, we still have a long way to go.
While fresh, buttery artichokes would always be my top pick, when they’re not in season, canned artichokes make a fine substitution.