Food and Nutrition

Australian Paleo Recipe Book For Babies Delayed Over Death Concerns

| by Michael Allen

Paleo diets have swept the U.S. and other countries over the past year, but a new Australian Paleo baby recipe book was recently held from stores because public health officials claim it contains recipes that could cause death.

According to The Australian's Women Weekly, "Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way" was delayed by its publisher Pan Macmillan after government experts voiced concerns.

One issue is the do-it-yourself baby milk formula, which health officials say is more than ten times the safe daily amount of vitamin A for infants. There is also a concern that the formula lacks other nutrients. Some of the recipes for babies incude runny eggs and extra salt.

Professor Heather Yeatman, president of the Public Health Association of Australia, told The Australian's Women Weekly:

In my view, there's a very real possibility that a baby may die if this book goes ahead. Especially if [the DIY formula] was the only food a parent was feeding their infant, it's a very real risk. And [I consider that] the baby’s growth and development could be impaired.

”Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way" was co-written by celebrity chef Pete Evans, who "implies that the Paleo diet may help prevent autism, birth defects, behavioural disorders, digestive disorders, rashes and asthma," reports The Australian's Women Weekly.

In another overseas food controversy, reports that McDonald's marketing campaign in China is sending the wrong message.

McDonald's is using the slogan, "I'm loving it," but there is no exact translation in Chinese, so it comes across as: "I like it no matter what you say!" reports that some translations from Chinese people included, “No matter how good other restaurants may be, I just like McDonald’s," and  “I don’t care what you or anyone else likes, I just like McDonald’s and always will."

Sources:, The Australian's Women Weekly
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