We are scientists investigating chemicals in food packaging and cookware. Got questions about: sustainable packaging, endocrine disrupting chemicals, UN plastics treaty, compostables, bioplastics, microplastics, or other types of materials around ...
Hi, we are the Scientific Advisory Board of the Food Packaging Forum back for round two! We are researchers investigating how chemicals in consumer products affect our health, plastic and chemical pollution, microplastics, endocrine disruption, sustainable packaging, and so much more! (see round 1)
The Food Packaging Forum is organizing this AMA to provide the opportunity for Redditors to ask questions of a room full of scientists dedicated to these and related subjects. Participating scientists this year include [Proof, better proof]:
Pete Myers, Ksenia Groh, Maricel Maffini, Terry Collins, Scott Belcher, Jane Muncke, Tom Zoeller, Cristina Nerin, and more!
Many of us are also part of the Scientist’s Coalition for an Effective Plastics Treaty, contributing scientific knowledge to decision makers and the public involved in the UN negotiations towards a global agreement to end plastic pollution.
And we published a new peer-reviewed publication outlining a vision for safer food contact materials earlier today! Currently, assessments focus on one chemical at a time, particularly cancer-causing chemicals that are genotoxic (damage DNA). In the future, we envision assessing the whole cocktail of chemicals that migrate from food packaging and cookware and testing their effects concerning multiple growing health concerns including cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders.
Ask us anything! (we will start answering at 17:30 CEST, 11:30EDT)
Edit: it is 19:00 in Zurich and we are breaking for dinner! I (Lindsey) will keep collecting questions and try to have them answered but no guarantees anymore. Thank you all so so much!!