Health Roundup: Arsenic In Rice Raises Concerns


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  • MicroGen Biotech raises $3.8M Series A financing from US and European Agtech investors to improve soil health and food safety globally
    MicroGen Biotech has a partnership with a US agricultural input company to develop a low-arsenic rice solution for North America. "This funding is critical in executing our vision across North ...
    05/18/2020 - 8:19 am | View Link
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  • Arsenic in Rice: Should You Be Concerned?
    The arsenic content of rice can be reduced by washing and cooking the rice with clean water that is low in arsenic. This is effective for both white and brown rice, potentially reducing the arsenic...
    07/3/2020 - 2:20 am | View Website
  • Yes, rice has arsenic, but here's why you don't need to ...
    Putting things into proportion, the FDA estimates that exposure to arsenic in rice and rice products causes about four cases of lung and bladder cancer over the lifetime for every 100,000 Americans. In other words, the rice habit is responsible for a fraction of 1% of America's lung and bladder cancer cases.
    07/3/2020 - 1:22 am | View Website
  • Is Basmati Rice Healthy? Nutrients and More
    Compared with other types of rice, basmati is generally lower in arsenic, a heavy metal that can harm your health and potentially increase your risk of diabetes, heart problems, and certain cancers...
    07/1/2020 - 11:22 pm | View Website
  • Eating Rice May Raise Arsenic Levels
    Some of the arsenic found in rice is organic, a kind that is believed to be harmless. Each gram of rice the women ate was associated with a 1% increase in their arsenic levels. A gram of rice is...
    06/29/2020 - 11:31 pm | View Website
  • Arsenic In Rice Is Avoidable. Here's What You Can Do!
    So, the last place you would think to find this contaminant is in your food…but that’s not the case. In reality, this heavy metal is hiding in plain sight in many of our foods, especially within rice. Arsenic levels in rice have been rising for years and now, more than ever, they are reaching dangerous levels.
    06/28/2020 - 11:18 pm | View Website
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