I don’t mean to sound like a creep towards those who rant on about BPA. But, personally speaking, I have never looked at these people in the same way after the now-infamous and long ago alar scare. Remember that one? A false accusation drummed-up by the likes of CBS’ 60 Minutes ended up costing the apple industry more than $100 million. Guess who was behind the alar lie? The leftist activist group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Fenton Communications, who skillfully used the media (i.e., 60 Minutes) and Hollywood mouthpieces like actress Meryl Streep, to damn near ruin the apple industry. And it was all a lie from the get-go. Even former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, himself an activist, said “the truth is that Alar never did pose a health hazard.” So guess who is behind the scare campaign to bring down BPA? That’s right, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the same notorious PR gang at Fenton Communications. So you’ll pardon me if I don’t get all choked up because FDA refused to ban BPA. Maybe it also remembers the shoddy work of the NRDC/Fenton gang in conjuring up the phony alar scare. I sure do.

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