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Waiter, There's Arsenic in My Rice


Health & Wellness  (tags: healthconditions, environment, animals, health, food, humans, diet, prevention, protection, government )

Cal
- 678 days ago - motherjones.com
A new Consumer Union study finds significant amounts of arsenic in rice--and implicates factory chicken farming.



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Cheryl B. (64)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 4:35 am
scary
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 4:36 am
scary
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:59 pm
Thanks.
 

Carrie B. (304)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 4:18 pm
Scary stuff, especially since I make all of our dog food with brown rice. Other ingredients, of course, but need to make sure that the bulk brown rice we our buying is safe for our babies.
 

Tal H. (8)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 4:55 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:28 pm
Definitely going to have to contact the supplier I use in California.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:50 pm
very scary, thanks Cal
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 7:09 pm
Yikes! thanks Cal.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 7:36 pm
The contamination of arsnenic is equally found in Rice Bran Syrup or Rice Syrup commonly found in organic processed and much non-organic processed foods. This product is, of course, imported largely from China and India. It doesn't state this on the ingredient label.
 

Missy O. (8)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 8:14 pm
jikes...
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:32 pm
WE HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO EAT DIRT FROM THE MOON , AT THIS RATE!!!!( No wonder , I am losing weight, I AM TOO AFRAID TO EAT!!!..but like Julia Childs said,...".... the only thing better than the BEST FOOD you have ever eaten, is the BEST SEX YOU HAVE EVER HAD!"....NO JOKE!!! Mike got into cooking, started watching Emmeril and Julia on T.V., and said, Shelly, you have to see Julia here...this is really good and funny!"..as I sat down on the sofa, with pen & paper in hand,....She said this, knocked her assistant almost sideways , as she was laughing and told him, " (something about 'why so shocked'..and told him to "..Oh, grow up!..)"...check it out for yourselves..from around 2001-2002...IT WAS SIDEWAYS HYSTERICAL, LAUGHING!!!!)...2012 Julia would be here on Care2 and posting "watchdog lists!" like so many here at Care2..and I read, listen and spend my pennies wisely for my health! ( I live in Washington, the apple capital, and they are full of arsnic!!...My Walla-Walla sweet onions are 3 times what they are in NewYork, where they are all being shipped..here if you want the least expensive SWEET onion for your cooking, it came from Chile, like most of our fruit...(everyone has boycotted Calif, because of all the issues)....most of our MOST FERTILE FARMLAND HERE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE CASCADES=the Rainier Valley region, now knowN as our citys and towns and the most fertile land is covered in blacktop, suburbia,(which would have been fine, except the developers haulled in "JUNK" DIRT FOR FILL DURING CONSTRUCTION AND POLLUTED EVERY SINGLE HOMEOWNER'S PLOT, WITH ARSNIC AND CRAP!!
Here in Tacoma Washington, the Department of Health drives around in FANCY PAINTED ADVERTISEMENT CARS, saying, "ARSNIK, PLEASE REPORT!!!"...WELCOME TO SEATTLE/TACOMA , WASHINGTON STATE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...THE HOME OF MUSCULAR SCHLERROSIS, ETC...and WE wonder why?..let alone autism, cancer research, etc...put it on the list!!!
 

Patricia N. (8)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 10:48 pm
Saw this on the news tonight. Great article that sure explains more than that news story. I love brown rice but that seems to be worse with arsenic than white. What now.....rice from India?? It never ends ...how the earth has been ruined in so many ways.
 

k n. (57)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 10:54 pm
well,rice was i thought a healthy food-now i have to cut down on how much rice i eat each week along with fish and mercury and too much sugar,too much salt,too much fat-i sereiously wonder,is there anything that is safe to eat anymore-this is pretty sad.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 11:34 pm
Arsenic in chicken feed? What a monstrous idea!
Now I won't be eating any rice.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 10:44 am
noted thanks for sharing
 

Apolonia Pl (404)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:34 pm
New report: http://www.care2.com/news/member/823857428/3455912
 

Helen Porter (41)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:24 pm
So now what to do?

I've been clicking daily on free rice. com and donating LOTSA rice to feed the hungry. So should I stop?
Is it my choice: let them starve or poison them?

I went to the free rice site and looked for any comments or news that might be there. I did not find anything.
The other day I did read a notice about the arsenic. Tonight there was nothing.

I've got a life review coming up in soon time. Shall I continue to click for free rice? Should I stop feeding the hungry through that wonderful site

The Greek doctor of medicine had a slogan carried over to the medical profession of today. I said carried over not practiced.
DO NO HARM

If I stop clicking that could be harm.

If I click for arsenic that would be harm?

Let's see, could be vs. would be.

I guess my fingers are going to get a rest 'til more
information is revealed.

But then stop clicking could give starvation.

That is harm.

It's time to consult with my Higher Power.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:46 pm
Related petition on this issue at:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/663679641/3455854
 

Dee C. (214)
Friday September 21, 2012, 12:40 am
It's not just in rice..sad to say..

Thanks Cal..
Noted..
 

Frans Badenhorst (548)
Friday September 21, 2012, 2:16 am
dammmmmmmn... and I LIKE rice....a lot
 

Marilyn L. (107)
Friday September 21, 2012, 3:04 pm
Damn if I could live without eating I think I might.
 

Nancy C. (797)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 11:27 pm
just gets more frightening...think we'll all have testing kits for toxins one day
 
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