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Genetically engineered rice: Protection from arsenic?

| September 26, 2012

In an article this week, Consumer Reports is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to set standards for how much arsenic can be allowed in rice after finding the potential toxin in almost every rice product it tested. At FIU, researchers are working on a new process that could reduce the amount of the contaminant in rice grains. 
“Arsenic in rice is a serious health problem,” said Barry P. Rosen, associate dean for basic research and graduate studies at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

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