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On Rice, Arsenic, and Organic Farming

On Rice, Arsenic, and Organic Farming

A post in the AllergyMenu [1] caught our attention. It purports that arsenic pollution is rampant in the rice we consume. The obvious question is: Does buying organic rice protect you? TheAllergyMenu claims that organic farming does, quoting them: “…Foods grown organically are your best choice since the land is …Read the Rest

Brown Rice: Benefits and Pollution Risks

Brown Rice: Benefits and Pollution Risks

MND: Brown rice, everybody knows it is good for you. But how good, and is there any risk? Brown rice is white rice with it’s husk and bran. To produce white rice, the bran layer and the germ in  are removed, leaving mostly the starchy endosperm. (Wiki) In the process …Read the Rest

Pollution: Mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic levels in three fish species from the Atlantic Ocean: human health risks for consumption

Pollution: Mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic levels in three fish species from the Atlantic Ocean: human health risks for consumption

MND: The fish are sardine, chub and horse mackerel. They chosen for this Portuguese study because they live in the “pelagic” (click here for wikipedia on pelagic)  zone of ocean waters, i.e. the high seas. MND: Quoting the conclusion: “… estimation of non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic health risks by the target hazard quotient …Read the Rest

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