A recent Congressional report revealed that some of the most popular baby foods – those made by Gerber – have a dangerously high level of toxic heavy metals in them. Lead, arsenic, and several other metals were discovered at levels far beyond what is considered “safe,” and the damage that it is doing to the development of children in America is catastrophic. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains the report and why it isn’t bigger news.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced