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IT’S HERE! The fight night the crowd has been waiting for – Storage Wars: Glass vs. Plastic.
We’re pitting the 2 giants of food storage & packaging together in a clash of storage titans. Who do you think will win?
Round 1 – Size, Shape
Ding Ding Ding. The fight begins; Plastic is looking much larger and his physique resembles that of a Spartan gladiator. His ability to change shape and move freely gives Plastic the opening session. 9-10.
WOW! Glass drops Plastic to the floor almost instantly, although the challenger doesn’t shatter – the crowd are impressed by that. But as the round progresses Plastic is cut and bleeds BPA all over the canvas! A definite early victory for Glass. 10-8
Round 3 – Weight
Plastic replies well in the 3rd round – he takes the fight to Glass and dances majestically around, stealing the points with lightweight mobility. 9-10
Round 4 – Recycling
After the beating last round you’d expect Glass is almost out on his feet. But wait! The warrior looks good as new as the bell rings and goes on to dominate the worn Plastic to win the session. 10-9
Round 5 – Porous?
The corner-men have been hard at work and Glass still looks pristine even after deflecting many blows. Plastic’s eyes are starting to swell and his face is crimson stained and weary. An easy win for the non-permeable Glass pugilist. 10-9
Round 6 – Oxidation
Glass is looking angry this round – he means business! Glass flips its lid and throws an almighty blow to Plastic’s body. HE’S DOWN! 1….2…3…the count begins from the referee.
Plastic is down and breathing heavily. As oxygen pours into Plastic’s lungs the count continues… 7…8…9..he can’t get up! 10!
Glass wins by a glorious knock-out. An accumulation of heavy blows hands the tougher Glass warrior the victory.
BPA is a common chemical, also known as 4,4’-dihydroxy-2,2-diphenylpropane. It is mainly used in combination with other chemicals in the manufacture of plastics and resins.
BPA is used in the production of polycarbonate, a high-performance transparent, rigid plastic. Polycarbonate is used to make food containers, such as some beverage bottles, infant feeding (baby) bottles, tableware (plates and mugs) and storage containers.
BPA can migrate in small amounts into food and beverages stored in materials containing the substance. As it is such a common chemical that has been in use for several decades, it can be found in small quantities in the urine of most adults.
How may BPA affect you?
The science is not yet completely clear on how BPA may affect humans. BPA may mimic hormones and interfere with the endocrine system of glands, which release hormones around the body. Some scientists think that if it interferes with sex hormones, this could affect puberty or the menopause or cause cancers that are related to hormones. Those calling for a ban suggest that it may be a factor in a rising numbers of human illnesses, such as breast cancer, heart disease and genital birth defects. There is a growing call to stop manufacturing plastics with BPA and using BPA in food containers as there are less hazardous alternatives.
Peel and cut the carrots into ½-inch rounds. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the carrots with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Set an oven rack 6 to 8 inches from the heat source and turn on the broiler. Broil the carrots until they brown and soften, turning them over with a spatula every 5 minutes or so; this should take 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring the stock to a boil, add the ginger and the sprig of thyme and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
Put the onion in a medium stock pot with the remaining olive oil. Brown the onion over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, and then add the carrots.
Remove the ginger and thyme from the stock and add the stock to the pot with the onions and carrots. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until the carrots are soft enough to puree.
Use an immersion or a standard blender to puree the mixture until smooth. If the soup seems too thick, add more stock or water and reheat gently. Add salt and pepper to taste. To serve, garnish with chopped fresh thyme.