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    Metspitzer Guest

    Default Arsenic Found in Rice Products

    Arsenic Found in All Rice Products: Alarming levels of harmful arsenic
    have been found in every rice product tested by the FDA in its ongoing
    investigation, reports the Chicago Tribune.

    There is currently no official upside to the amount of inorganic
    arsenic, a known carcinogen, allowed in food.

    But Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement: "First
    and foremost, I want to warn parents that every rice cereal product we
    tested contained arsenic. These results are shocking because rice
    cereal is often a baby's first solid food. Parents and caregivers
    should moderate the amount of rice products they feed their children,
    while the FDA sets standards to limit this known carcinogen in our
    food." via Chicago Tribune

    http://news.discovery.com/human/arse...mkcpgn=rssnws1

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Arsenic Found in Rice Products

    Metspitzer <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Arsenic Found in All Rice Products: Alarming levels of harmful arsenic
    >have been found in every rice product tested by the FDA in its ongoing
    >investigation, reports the Chicago Tribune.
    >
    >There is currently no official upside to the amount of inorganic
    >arsenic, a known carcinogen, allowed in food.
    >
    >But Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement: "First
    >and foremost, I want to warn parents that every rice cereal product we
    >tested contained arsenic. These results are shocking because rice
    >cereal is often a baby's first solid food. Parents and caregivers
    >should moderate the amount of rice products they feed their children,
    >while the FDA sets standards to limit this known carcinogen in our
    >food." via Chicago Tribune
    >
    >http://news.discovery.com/human/arse...mkcpgn=rssnws1


    When this came up a few months ago I was thinking that it was those
    pesky Chinese again--- but I read that most of the arsenic is USA
    grown rice on old tobacco fields- where arsenic was used and remains
    in the soil. rice is a very efficient 'cleaner'- so at some point
    those fields won't be giving us arsenic -laced rice.

    So if we live long enough, we're all set. [or maybe we should only
    let old people eat domestic rice for a while. . ]

    Jim

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