India has banned Maggi instant noodles. The noodles are from the company Nestlé. India says the noodles have too much lead. The noodles have seven times more lead than is legal in India. They also have too much of a chemical that makes food tastier. Delhi is upset because it thinks the noodles are unsafe.
The Indian Army told its soldiers not to eat the noodles. Canteens, colleges and roadside cafes will stop selling them until Nestlé changes its recipe. The Associated Press news agency said too much lead in the body damages the kidneys, bones and nervous system. It also harms children and causes learning problems.