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News Journal: Arsenic and old rice, keeping the pair apart

News Journal: Arsenic and old rice, keeping the pair apart

Rice is the most widely consumed staple food, accounting for 20 percent of the world’s dietary energy supply.

So recent studies that purport to show high levels of the known human carcinogen arsenic in both domestic and international crops – as well as foods that contain rice – have raised health concerns and even some warnings to avoid the grain altogether.