Target: Robert Cantwell, CEO of B&G Foods
Goal: Tell B&G Foods to phase out the use of toxic BPAs in favor of safer packaging options for their Green Giant vegetables.
B&G Foods, distributor of Green Giant products, is among one of the top users of BPAs in its cans and packaging despite a proven link between these chemicals and many assorted health problems such as obesity, neurological disorders, cancer and asthma. Green Giant is one of the most heavily advertised and commonly purchased brands of canned and frozen vegetables, but every package of peas or can of corn brings more BPAs into our system and increases the risk of disease.
Encouraging more consumers to eat more vegetables is a positive endeavor, but to advertise products as healthful and delicious when they are contaminated by the chemicals in their packaging is counterproductive. We are not doing our bodies any favors by eating vegetables laced with BPAs, and B&G Foods is not doing its consumer base any favors by allowing the food to be contaminated.
This company needs to start using safer, more ecologically friendly packaging materials to protect both its products and its consumer base from chemical-related illnesses and disorders. There are several ways to make plastic and paper packages as well as metal cans that are safe for consumers and for our environment. Sign this petition to tell B&G foods to phase out the use of harmful BPAs.
Dear Mr. Cantwell,
Please phase out the use of BPAs in your packaging. BPAs are among the most harmful chemicals used in packaging and are linked to numerous health problems in consumers. Your company produces some of the most widely-purchased canned and frozen vegetables, but the chemicals in your packaging defeat the purpose of buying these products as a person cannot truly eat healthfully if they are ingesting mass quantities of BPAs.
Please start seeking out and implementing healthier and more environmentally friendly packaging options for your food products. Your company distributes one of the most well-known brands of frozen and canned vegetables in the United States, and consumers see your advertisements constantly, looking to your products for healthy complements to their meals and for ways to incorporate more vegetables into their diets every day. Your company should take a step forward by protecting both your products and your consumers from BPA poisoning.
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