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Food company drops use of midget after R.I. mother complains

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A Cranston mother of a daughter with dwarfism has persuaded a Minnesota food company to drop the word midget from a line of pickles. The Providence Journal reported that Chelley Martinka, who said she has craved pickles, said she was incensed when she saw jars of what Cains brand calls kosher dill midgets at a supermarket. The mother of 10-month-old Adelaide, who has dwarfism, thought she would smash the jars. Instead, she took pictures and blogged. Gedney Foods in Chaska, Minn., which produces pickles and food lines by Del Monte and Cains, said it will change its labels and stop using the word midget.

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