Annie’s: Plastic chemicals in organic?

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Consumer Reports’ recent tests of 85 different foods for risky plastic chemicals found the highest concentration in a canned pasta product made by the well-known organic brand, Annie’s Homegrown. And other products made by Annie’s parent company, General Mills, also contained phthalates, a plasticizer known to interfere with the production of hormones – increasing the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and birth defects.

Annie’s is now the third largest producer of organic products, and markets itself on its sustainable ingredient sourcing, a selling point for those trying to buy healthy food for their families. But buying Annie’s organic shouldn’t come with the unexpected risk of plastic chemicals, nor should popular General Mills’ staples like Yoplait yogurt, Cheerios or Progresso soup.

Sign our petition to Annie’s and General Mills to take immediate steps to reduce risky plastic chemicals in its food products.

PETITION to Annie’s and General Mills

Our families expect the food we eat to be free from health risks, but a recent Consumer Reports investigation has found the plastic chemicals phthalates in several of your products. In fact, out of the 85 different food products tested, Annie’s Organic Cheesy Ravioli had by far the highest level of these chemicals. And other General Mills brands Yoplait, Cheerios, Green Giant, and Progresso also contained this plasticizer.

Phthalates can interfere with the production and regulation of estrogen and other hormones, contributing to an increased risk of birth defects, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and certain cancers. Given that steady exposure to even very small amounts of these chemicals over time could increase health risks, we urge Annie’s and General Mills to immediately take the necessary steps to monitor and eliminate the presence of these chemicals across all of your brands.