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Toxic Metals Found in 95% of Baby Foods

Contaminants hurt developing brains, researchers warn

(Newser) - Toxic metals now banned in pesticides still linger in our soil and water—and they are present in a frightening proportion of baby foods, according to a new study. Researchers at the Healthy Babies Bright Futures Foundation say arsenic, lead, mercury, or cadmium were found in almost all of the... More »

Beech-Nut Recalls Nearly a Ton of Baby Food

Glass found in jars of 'sweet potato & chicken'

(Newser) - Beech-Nut is recalling more than 1,900 pounds of baby food because a customer found a piece of glass in a jar, reports ABC News . The company reports one "oral injury," but no details are provided on that by the USDA . The particulars of the recall: It involves... More »

UK Baby Food Worse Than a Burger

Report finds kids' food high in sugar, saturated fat

(Newser) - Some of Britain's most popular baby food is no more healthy than a cheeseburger, the Guardian reports. A survey by Britain's Children’s Food Campaign showed that a common weaning food by Heinz contained more sugar than a chocolate biscuit, and a mini cheese biscuit made by the company had... More »

Danone Swallows Up Numico

Paris-based company spits up $16.8B for big-boy serving of baby food market

(Newser) - French food corp Groupe Danone put in a $16.8B cash offer to buy baby food magnate Royal Numico—at just under $75 a share, a 38% premium over last week's closing price. The acquisition will make Danone an industry leader in the baby food market and should be finalized... More »

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