William A. Masters, Tufts University
Baby food is sold in every country on Earth, but in poor and middle-income countries, its quality is completely unpredictable, a new study has found.
Children would be healthier if an international agency tested brands and certified them as nutritious, the study’s authors argued.
“Some of these products are fine, but some are just awful, and there’s no way for consumers to tell the difference,” said William A. Masters, an economist with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and the study’s lead author. “A wonderful food category is languishing for lack of quality certification.”
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