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More Evidence of the FDA deliberately deceiving Americans — 1 Comment

  1. The FDA was only responding to the report from Consumer Reports who did an analysis they printed in November 2012. Among other things the report recommends only eating rice products 2 to 3 times a week (including processed items with rice in them). It also explains that the arsenic levels are so high in certain areas of the country: “The U.S. is the world’s leading user of arsenic, and since 1910 about 1.6 million tons have been used for agricultural and industrial purposes, about half of it only since the mid-1960s. Residues from the decades of use of lead-arsenate insecticides linger in agricultural soil today, even though their use was banned in the 1980s… In the U.S. as of 2010, about 15 percent of rice acreage was in California, 49 percent in Arkansas, and the remainder in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas. That south-central region of the country has a long history of producing cotton, a crop that was heavily treated with arsenical pesticides for decades in part to combat the boll weevil beetle.” To read the whole report go to consumerreports.org and search for ‘rice arsenic’.