Rice contains 'worrisome' arsenic levels, says Consumer Reports

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    Rice contains 'worrisome' arsenic levels, says Consumer Reports - latimes.com


    Hmmm...

    Here is the Consumer Reports chart of the various types and brands of rice they tested, and the amounts of arsenic they found in each: Arsenic in Your Food | Consumer Reports Investigation

    Here is the chart of an earlier test in which they found arsenic in apple and grape juice: http://news.consumerreports.org/Consumer Reports Arsenic Test Results January 2012.pdf


    Eat, drink, and be merry!

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    Is it something new or has rice always contained high levels of arsenic? Oriental cultures have thrived on rice since the beginning of time.
     
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    Arsenic is naturally occurring like anthrax or hanta virus. But when the government wants to attack an industry, they will drag out dozens of ridiculous reports to tell you how dangerous it is. Maybe we should eat less rice so rice can be used for biofuel.
     
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    I call it "bigfoot" science. Watch enough slanted pop-culture science and you might think bigfoot walks among us and Americans secretly influence global weather with energy decadence. When the entire media turns into left wing pop-culture tabloid mush it's possible to convince a generation of union educated people of anything including the theory that ancient aliens built the Pyramids and rice will kill you.
     
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    They must have given her one of those "invasive" ultrasound tests.
     
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    I'll worry when Asians start dropping dead from it.
     
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    The report says Asians had much higher levels of arsenic in their bodies.

    Arsenic in Your Food | Consumer Reports Investigation
     
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    Clearly the problem is we just don't have enough government regulations...:eusa_eh:
     

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