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A Consumer Report Study has Found Arsenic in Rice. Will You Lessen Your Intake of Rice?

ABC News U.S. 2012/09/19 11:00:00
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  • Walt 2012/09/20 02:02:16
    No
    Walt
    +12
    Your poll information is inaccurate. Rice grown in regions where cotton was sprayed with arsenic-laced pesticides 100 years ago is found to contain inordinately high levels of arsenic. Rice grown in other places was not a consideration in the research study you are failing to fully disclose. Rice grown in California and in Asia is not a problem.

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  • Letta Mego Anonymo... 2012/09/25 20:35:28
    Letta Mego
    +1
    Oh well, it doesn't happen overnight. Maybe you have strong DNA repair mechanisms so maybe you'll be fine. It's very hard to avoid arsenic and it very hard to avoid genetically modified food. Our government is busy protecting giant corporate profits...and doesn't care who it kills. The United States Government has gone to the dogs.
  • BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRm... 2012/09/22 04:51:12
    No
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    Don't eat that much rice anyhow.
  • WWZ Captain 2012/09/21 22:48:53
  • Maleficent 2012/09/21 22:10:08
    No
    Maleficent
    it depends though.
  • johne37179 2012/09/21 21:48:52
    No
    johne37179
    +2
    I saw Rice on TV Sunday discussing the attack in Libya. It is clear she is toxic.
  • Lucy johne37179 2012/09/22 21:59:21
    Lucy
    Ha. ha. ha.
  • Mike Mc... johne37179 2012/09/23 03:53:37
    Mike McCullough
    loved it . Seen from that perspective, there lots more toxin out there than I was originally thinking.
  • wpsark 2012/09/21 21:05:28
    No
    wpsark
    does it cook out when you cook the rice?
  • jeepsrule98 2012/09/21 19:01:49
    Yes
    jeepsrule98
    +1
    I will lessen my intake of rice from Texas, Louisianian and Missouri which are the areas the report claims are having the arsenic leaching into the rice from the soil. I will continue to consume rice from California and Asia, which is not having this problem.
  • anne.k.murphy 2012/09/21 18:48:32
    No
    anne.k.murphy
    I dont' eat that much rice anyway. Organic arsenic (naturally occurring) is not considered a health threat, and most of the inorganic arsenic (man made) is coming from the ground in states where an arsenic compound used to be used as a pesticide on cotton crops. So just avoid rice coming from those states.
    From http://www.wired.com/wiredsci...
    "Still there are a few points from these latest findings that are definitely worth repeating. As the magazine also notes, “White rice grown in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas, which accounts for 76 percent of domestic rice, generally had higher levels of total arsenic and inorganic arsenic in our tests than rice samples from elsewhere.”"
  • syl 2012/09/21 18:26:58
    Yes
    syl
    +1
    Anything coming out of China will have arsenic in it, considering their pollution levels. We already

    know about their apples. Quit importing from them until they change to conform to our standards, & impose a tax on them. Remember they also put lead in the paint on childrens toys?

    Did anyone test the dinnerware we eat off of?
  • kcoat 2012/09/21 17:58:44
  • jeepsru... kcoat 2012/09/21 19:03:32
    jeepsrule98
    +1
    I hope you're joking.
  • wpsark kcoat 2012/09/21 21:06:09
  • Delete 2012/09/21 17:48:17
  • Butch 2012/09/21 17:24:27
  • Asa Core 2012/09/21 16:51:30
    No
    Asa Core
    i seldom eat the rice!!
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/09/21 16:41:59
    No
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    Every thing in moderation !!!!
  • jeepsru... Diane S... 2012/09/21 19:06:30 (edited)
    jeepsrule98
    +1
    Ensure you consume arsenic in moderation, don't consume to much of it, lol. That saying, "everything in moderation" is not for the consumption of a known poison.
  • Dwight 2012/09/21 16:20:11
    No
    Dwight
    +1
    There's over a Billion Chinese and other Asians who have been eating rice as a staple for many centurys, so it does not look like long term effects are too bad.
  • jeepsru... Dwight 2012/09/22 01:35:39
    jeepsrule98
    +1
    No you don't understand, it's not rice that is the problem. Rice from California and Asia is OK to eat. Rice that is grown in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri has arsenic in it and it is dangerous for human consumption. The rice is being grown in old cotton fields that had pesticides with arsenic sprayed on the cotton. The arsenic has built up in soil and it leeches into the rice when it grows. This problem doesn't seem to be happening in rice grown in California or Asia.
  • Dwight jeepsru... 2012/09/22 15:02:06
    Dwight
    Okay, I get it. But have any real issues been found otherwise? I mean like people dieing or getting sick yet.

    We prefere Basmati rice in our home.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/09/21 16:19:38
    No
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +2
    I don't eat it often anyway.
  • Stardust 2012/09/21 15:30:25 (edited)
  • Lucy Stardust 2012/09/22 22:00:22
    Lucy
    +1
    Hey, thanks.
  • Stardust Lucy 2012/09/22 22:13:22
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/09/21 15:19:59
    No
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +3
    Millions of Asians thrive on rice, why shouldn't we? Just another damn scare story that our tax dollars paid for.
  • Stardust Aqua Su... 2012/09/21 15:31:29
  • jeepsru... Aqua Su... 2012/09/22 01:45:48
    jeepsrule98
    THIS IS A CONSUMER REPORTS STUDY!!! not a government study. You can eat rice, consumer reports is just saying that rice grown in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri has an unsafe amount of arsenic in it from the arsenic in the pesticide that was sprayed on the fields when cotton was being grown in these field. You can eat rice from California and Asia.
  • Aqua Su... jeepsru... 2012/09/22 22:56:11 (edited)
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    We eat Asian. Buy it by the 25 lb. bag at the Asian grocery store for a bargain!
  • Tominator 2012/09/21 14:50:56
    No
    Tominator
    I thought I was cathing a little buzz off that bowl I ate the other day...... I want more.
  • ohsmith ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/09/21 14:49:37
    No
    ohsmith ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    It also in your breakfast cereal!
  • SiliconSorcerer 2012/09/21 14:37:05
    No
    SiliconSorcerer
    Only because it's already somewhat limited, rice is very fattening, yes brown is better but it's still fat food.
  • Ol'Dave 2012/09/21 14:30:40
    No
    Ol'Dave
    +1
    The day I saw the report, I WENT AND FIXED A BOWL OF RICE (w/spicy spaghetti sauce & tons of GARLIC). Reports are UNRELIABLE because the report will say whatever the peorson/organization funding it wants ( funding by an ouside organization isn't always admitted/acknowledged!)
  • Jeff Smith 2012/09/21 14:08:07
    No
    Jeff Smith
    +3
    Arsenic is good for you especially in large quantity's but only if your a Liberal it has no healthful benefits to the rest of us and may actually harm you if your not a Liberal. Liberals should eat more rice.
  • Diane S... Jeff Smith 2012/09/21 16:43:31
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +1
    It is food also in apple seeds !!!!
  • wpsark Diane S... 2012/09/21 21:07:08
    wpsark
    +1
    I thought that was cyanide in apple seeds
  • Diane S... Diane S... 2012/09/21 23:40:48
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    Itcould be I know it can poison horses from eating apples !!!!!
  • Old Timer 2012/09/21 14:05:20
    No
    Old Timer
    +3
    At least it ain't glowing in the dark, eh?
  • Space Invader 2012/09/21 13:52:40
    No
    Space Invader
    +2
    I will now eat MORE....

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