Thought I would share this with you Moms! It will effect the rice cereal we feed our babies!
Nathalie - posted on 09/25/2012
I agree Jodi, ladies I would research other countries and the level of inorganic arsenic in their rice. US is one the top but actually so is a lot of Europe and even India...just look into and decide what is best for your family! :-)
Jodi - posted on 09/24/2012
The report is based on American rice. I eat rice produced in Australia, which is a totally different thing anyway. We are unlikely to find such concentrated chemicals in any of our farmed products here, because our farmers use rotational farming rather than the intensive farming methods used in the US, and the arsenic concentration is the result of chemical concentrations in the soil, which doesn't happen here.
Basically, it is the result of poor farming practices, which have occurred because the demand of such high population growth. And to think there are people who don't believe the US is overpopulated :) But that's a whole other issue.
I think you will find that rice grown in many regions is perfectly fine. This is purely based on US rice. Rice in other regions has not produced similar results.
Lady Heather - posted on 09/24/2012
Okay so you don't use rice cereal (neither do I), but it's just rice in general. I don't know about anyone else but we eat brown rice in this house. And plain rice cakes. My daughter loves those things. Last night we had rice noodles. Brown rice is one of the staples of whole food household and considering how many people are going gluten free these days, I'm sure consumption is rising. So personally I do have a bit of an interest in arsenic in the rice despite not feeding rice cereal.
Join Circle of Moms
Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.Join Circle of Moms