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GiGi
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/fda-working-on-plan-to-limit-arsenic-levels-in-rice/2012/09/18/3238a578-0133-11e2-b257-e1c2b3548a4a_story.html
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Thanks GiGi-

I wonder if this also applies to Ener-G Foods Rice Loafs which are gluten-free rice bread?
I suppose it would, since it's made w/ rice flour.

Aargh...yet another problem in a seemingly never-ending series of problems!!

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yep the FDA wants to go after supps, vit and natural remedies. They've got a LOT bigger fish to catch in our food chain and enviroment.

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scary article. our world is so messed up.
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More on rice and rice products
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/11/arsenic-in-your-food/index.htm

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Razzle
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Cooking rice in extra water, then draining off the extra water reduces the arsenic.

Also, white rice has less arsenic than brown rice.

I have to wonder whether organic rice has less arsenic than non-organic...

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Remember Lymphotoxin is required for prion infection but Not TNF.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22912582

We do not know what all they put p66 in or other borrelia proteins for that matter...

But we do know they are growing OSPA rice in Kansas. Choose your food, makeup, etc. wisely.

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quote:
Originally posted by Razzle:
Cooking rice in extra water, then draining off the extra water reduces the arsenic.

Also, white rice has less arsenic than brown rice.

I have to wonder whether organic rice has less arsenic than non-organic...

Unfortunately, most organic farmers use factory farmed animal **** to fertilize their crops. Organic rice farmers use factory farmed chicken **** to fertilize their rice fields. The chicken **** has arsenic in it because they feed it to the chicken to kill bugs because they are in such terrible living conditions that the bugs would overwhelm them otherwise.
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I didn't think organic farmers were allowed to use non-organic fertilizer...??

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Unfortunately, it appears the organic certification process is not that pure. Inorganic fertilizer (aka "synthetic fertilizer") is not permitted for organic certification, but that is a different requirement than using animal byproducts when the animal is not organically certified grown.

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/09/waiter-theres-arsenic-my-rice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_certification

I have to remember back to someone I used to see who had a device used to test air for mercury. You could put powdered/blended food mixed with water in a jar, let it sit for hours, and measure the mercury in the air in the bottle. He thought it was a decent relative measure of the amount of mercury in the food. He noted, and I saw this with a couple of my samples, that cabbage ALWAYS (organically certified or not) was off the scale at 999 (ppm or ppb or some such measure) and turned off the machine as it couldn't measure beyond that level. He really thought it was from fertilizing with seaweed pulled from toxic oceans.

Whatever the cause, it does point out, very conceivable, some organically certified foods could be more mercury-toxic than those grown conventionally. It's a rough-and-tumble world out there, for sure. But, I should say, the limited testing I did with a few things in this regard (organic vs. conventional), I didn't see the conclusion of organic being worse, which was just a little comforting. Really, we had other priorities in testing things, so didn't go too far down that road in experimentation.

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