Jarred baby food vs regular food?

Why do people still use jarred baby food? Solids should not be introduced until an age (coincidentally?) when the baby can Chew his/her food. "Take rice cereal, for example. Under conventional American wisdom, it's the best first food. But Butte says iron-rich meat — often one of the last foods... show more Why do people still use jarred baby food? Solids should not be introduced until an age (coincidentally?) when the baby can Chew his/her food.

"Take rice cereal, for example. Under conventional American wisdom, it's the best first food. But Butte says iron-rich meat — often one of the last foods American parents introduce — would be a better choice.
Dr. David Ludwig of Children's Hospital Boston, a specialist in pediatric nutrition, says some studies suggest rice and other highly processed grain cereals actually could be among the worst foods for infants."

Rice cereal = not a good early food

Try baby led weaning instead. Wait the 6 months and cook and cut up vegetables like broccoli and carrots. You'll still have to watch them and they might make a little mess but they will eat as much as they are hungry for and develop their hand mouth coordination too.
Companies should not be telling us how to parent and making a whopper profit off of selling 5 cents of food for 50 cents!
So my questions are:
Why are we letting corporations into every aspect of our parenting?
Why do people continue to overpay for baby food?
Update: I agree gerber isn't around to benefit our children, only to line their own pockets and make themselves look good.
Update 2: No I don't have kids but don't you think someone should learn something about them BEFORE they arrive?
Update 3: I feel that people don't know that you don't have to use jarred food. It isn't something babies NEED but everyone assumes its how everyone should feed their baby.
Update 4: Weaning STARTS when the first solid food is introduced. Weaning ENDS when breastmilk is no longer part of the baby's diet. from Webster: 1: to accustom (as a young child or animal) to take food otherwise than by nursing Starting solid foods is getting them used to taking food in a way other than nursing. show more Weaning STARTS when the first solid food is introduced. Weaning ENDS when breastmilk is no longer part of the baby's diet.

from Webster:
1: to accustom (as a young child or animal) to take food otherwise than by nursing

Starting solid foods is getting them used to taking food in a way other than nursing.
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