Tag Archives: chemicals in food

High Arsenic Levels Found in Rice

High Arsenic Levels Found in Rice

organic rice often no better than conventionally-grown 

Who would have thought that arsenic would be a problem in rice, especially in organically-grown rice? Or that brown rice, which is normally healthier than polished white rice, would actually contain higher levels of arsenic than white.

Well, don’t blame the organic farmer. It’s high levels of arsenic in the environment, especially in the ground water and soils, that’s the problem. So says an upcoming article in Consumer Reports (CR) that’s already created quite a stir, even capturing the attention of the Federal Drug Administration, which has promised to look into the situation more thoroughly.      Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: