17 May '11, 2pm

More retailers stop use of BPA -- @YumBrands and @WholeFoods Address Peoples' Health, Discontinue Toxic BPA

Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) (owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell) and Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM) are discontinuing the use of cash register receipt paper made with the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA). BPA has made headlines recently as scientists, health experts, and consumers press for a federal ban on food packaging made with the endocrine disruptive chemical that acts like a synthetic estrogen, shown to leach readily into infant formula, beverages, and canned food. Beverage giant Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) recently received attention for refusing to address investor concern on this issue. BPA exposure has been linked to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, learning disabilities, and a host of other health risks. Yum! was near the conclusion of a previously established process of transitioning to a non-BPA receipt paper at all U.S. restaurants when it was first approached b...

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