It’s been more than a decade since scientists first raised an alarm about arsenic levels in rice—based on the realization that rice plants have a natural ability to absorb the toxic element out of the soil.
Since then study after study has confirmed that rice products contain more arsenic than those of any other grain. In response, consumer health advocates have pushed for regulatory agencies to set a safety standard for rice. But the FDA has been moving slowly.
This may speed it up: A study released last week has shown the first direct link between rice consumption and arsenic-induced genetic damage.
Read the full, original story here: Toxin Found in Most U.S. Rice Causes Genetic Damage