While Consumer Reports recommends reducing rice consumption because of arsenic levels, the Food and Drug Administration says that current science does not support that. The consumer research group tested samples of rice that turned up what it says are high levels of inorganic arsenic. Arsenic is both naturally occurring in the soil and the inorganic kind was long ago used in pesticides and fertilizers and may remain in the soil. The FDA’s Michael Taylor says while FDA tested the same rice that Consumer Reports did with similar results, it does not call for the avoidance of rice foods.
FDA says no need to stop eating rice
September 24, 2012 By 1 Comment