"Thank you for this article. This has long been a concern for our family. Luckily my in-laws raise grass fed beef, chicken, and organic pork. I would love a source for more food companies that have eliminated BPA and other toxins from...
I replaced some of my meat with fish, selecting fish that were lower in fat (read: lower in the PCBs and dioxins that concentrate in fat), such as halibut and cod. I made sure that my choices were also low in mercury, a neurotoxin that could harm my baby’s brain development.
Since I generally don’t like the taste of fish that are high in omega-3 fats, such as salmon and sardines, I took an omega-3 supplement to fuel my little one’s growing brain. I also switched to organic meat from animals that ate only grass. According to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a nonprofit working for fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems, grass-fed animals are generally leaner than grain-fed (factory-farmed) animals and aren’t fed any animal products, so they accumulate fewer of these fat-residing toxins. I also began cooking with plant-based fats like olive oil rather than lard or butter.