Congressional investigators have found “dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals” in many popular baby food brands, according to a new report released Thursday.

The investigators examined a wide range of rice cereals, purees, puffs and juices from Nurture (which sells Happy Family Organics), Beech-Nut Nutrition, Hain Celestial Group (which sells the Earth’s Best Organics brand) and Gerber. They allege those companies have permitted the sale of foods tainted with arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury.

The investigators also noted they were “greatly concerned” that Walmart, Campbell Soup and Sprout Organic Foods did not cooperate with their inquiries.

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Sous vide doesn’t just result in a flavorful, tender steak — it also makes the beef easier to digest, at least according to a new study published by the American Chemical Society. The French cooking method presents a unique environment compared to other cooking options, potentially making it easier for one’s digestive system to break down the meat.

Sous vide is a cooking method that involves vacuum-sealing food, then cooking it slowly in warm water (below boiling point). The combination of even, slower cooking combined with the oxygen-free environment caused by vacuum sealing the food resulted in fewer changes in

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