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Campbell’s Soup Can 1964 Andy Warhol – American Pop Artist c.1930-1987 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York Silkscreen on canvas 35 3/4 x 24 in []

Kitchen Help, by Norman Rockwell


A collection of collages of media in the 40s and 50s and changing trends for women by Sally Edelstein. [] “Home Made Goodness”

Home Made Goodness, a collage by Sally Edelstein,


Andy Warhol may have captured the Norman Rockwell image of a mother cooking with her children in his image of a giant soup can — and Sally Edelstein may have revealed the media messages that helped sell mothers the idea that canned convenience was just as wholesome as home-made.

Occasional convenience  may have turned into lost skills though as generations of children grew up watching their parents open cans and may never have seen soup made from scratch. Worse though, health may have been lost as well as home cooking skills.

Convenience is nice but it may have added chemicals from the packaging such as BPA which may be associated with autism.  Plasticized soup can linings and plastic bottles may have the chemical and also shiny register receipts may be coated with a layer that contains BPA. Elevated levels of BPA found in children with autism

Selenium, some of the B vitamins and vitamin E  (tocopherols) are a few nutrients that may help protect the body from BPA, read more: BPA Methyl Donors and BPA

/Disclosure: This information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. The images are reproduced here within the guidelines of fair use and with no connection to the artists. The opinions expressed are my own and are from a nutrition perspective rather than professional art interpretation. Andy Warhol may just have really liked Campbell’s Tomato Soup — it is really good. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./

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