BisphenolA (BPA) is an industrial chemical used in a variety ofconsumer products including water bottles, the inside lining of cans, in some types of baby bottles, and even in some dental fillings. BPA is a main ingredient in plastics and resins and also something that worries many consumers.
Concerns about the use were regularly reported in the news media after several governments issued reports questioning its safety, and some retailers have removed products containing BPA from their shelves. A 2010 report from the FDA raised further concerns regarding exposure of foetuses, infants, and young children.
Now a corn-based BPA replacement, Isosorbide, has been made available by Archer Daniels. Even if corn is not the most optimal crop this is a first step towards a renewable, sustainable and a more neutral replacement for BPA.