Episode 7: PackagingFood, New Zealand, Science|2009|23:20
The packaging around our food protects the food and makes it look good, but sometimes it misleads us, and some plastic packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals that can pass into our food. Just about all of our food is packaged in man-made products - plastic, cardboard, glass, and metal cans. What happens when plastic starts tainting the food we eat? What happens in the microwave? How dangerous are the plastics that can leak from a baby's bottle into the milk? And what really gets into our tinned fish and canned coconut milk?