This is a classic example of the casuistry common to Global Justice Now and their ilk:
Unsafe baby food
Even baby food carries higher risks in the US. In Britain, baby food has special standards including a complete ban on artificial colours and E-numbers, very low maximum levels of pesticides and limits on added sugar. The US has no specific regulations for baby food. A recent test of baby foods in the US found that 95% contained toxic metals, with 73% containing traces of arsenic. While the amounts may be small, the lack of tight regulation on US baby foods, and the certainty that sugar is often added to toddler snack food, should cause deep disquiet.
And what were the results of testing European baby food for those same toxic metals and arsenic? For that’s the thing he doesn’t tell us, isn’t it?
He says the rules are different for E-numbers and sugar, then talks about proof of metals – but then doesn’t compare the metals contents.
That is, the usual somewhere between lying and mere propaganda……