28 Sep '11, 2pm

Beauty and the Beastly BPA-Soaked Soup:

Disney princess-mania can strike 3 to 5-year-old children at any time. That’s bad enough for kids (and mostly their parents), but now these bedazzled damsels are harming all children in a whole new way -- by enticing them to ingest high levels of BPA . Campbell's has been using Disney princesses and other Disney characters to sell kid-targeted food. Cartoon labels and "cool shapes" -- i.e. noodles that are supposedly, though unidentifiably, made to look like kids’ favorite characters -- help entice "healthy kids" into eating chicken in salty chicken broth. And of all the soups tested for BPA in a recent study, the Disney Princess Cool Shapes soup scored the worst. (For extra creepiness/conspiracy theory points here, remember that BPA can cause early puberty in girls.) Putting aside the normal reasons why it's not a great idea to get kids hooked on processed food, the Breas...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-09-28-beauty-and-the-beast...

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