To ban or not to ban: Bisphenol-A in food is OK with FDA but not with some scientists

Friday, January 9, 2009 | 12:00 p.m. CST; updated 7:13 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 28, 2010

COLUMBIA — Over the years, the rise in obesity, heart disease and some cancers have been attributed to our food and drink intake. Routine visits to fast food drive-thrus for cheeseburgers and greasy fries clog our arteries. Not enough exercise and too many Little Debbies round out our tummies. But the use of Bisphenol-A, a chemical found in hard plastics and metal food cans, has significantly altered a contemporary cliche: It's not just what you eat, it's what you eat out of.