The Ball, Kerr, Golden Harvest, and Bernardin brand canning jar lids are coated with bisphenol A, Organic Gardening magazine reports. D'oh. (All four brands are owned by Jarden Home Brands.) The solution is to switch to glass-lidded containers, such as those made by Weck…but at $3.25 per 3/4 liter jar, that could get expensive quickly. We've got enough Ball jars to can for a small army. I think I'll hold out for a BPA-free traditional-style canning lid.
The source code to today's xkcd is giving me flashbacks to 1996. The whole of the web used to look like this. It was awful. But not at the time. At the time, it was THE FUTURE(tm).