Arsenic in Rice – 7 Things to Know

Arsenic in Rice – 7 Things to Know

Consumer Reports, the venerable source of objective product testing, has just published a worrisome follow-up report on arsenic in rice. The full report and video is here. Arsenic is a deadly toxin that was used in pesticides in the past … Continue reading

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FDA: Arsenic Levels in Rice Pose No Short Term Risk

FDA: Arsenic Levels in Rice Pose No Short Term Risk

Last Friday, the FDA published its findings on arsenic levels in rice. We’ve discussed the matter in the past here and here. Arsenic is a deadly toxin that was used in pesticides in the past and now is found in … Continue reading

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Apple Juice and Arsenic: It’s the Sugar, Dummy

Apple Juice and Arsenic: It’s the Sugar, Dummy

In the last few days, we’ve been getting questions from Fooducate community members about arsenic in apple juice. It started when Consumer Reports published its findings on lead and arsenic levels in apple and grape juice. ┬áThe not for profit … Continue reading

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Canada: BPA is Toxic!

Canada: BPA is Toxic!

Kudos to our friends north of the border for a brave decision yesterday – Canada became the first country in the world to declare Bisphenol-A a toxin: In the order adding BPA to the toxic register, Health Canada identified dietary … Continue reading

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What’s that Poison in Your Juice? [Antimony]

What’s that Poison in Your Juice? [Antimony]

European researchers are worried about antimony, a toxic chemical element, appearing at possibly unsafe levels in various juice brands: Writing in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, scientists at the University of Copenhagen studied antimony levels in 42 juice drinks and … Continue reading

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Which Fruits and Vegs to Buy Organic?

Which Fruits and Vegs to Buy Organic?

Do you want to start using more organic food in your diet? A great place to start is fresh fruits and vegetables. You don’t need to switch overnight from conventional to all organic. If you are switching to organic to … Continue reading

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European Proposal – Label Fish For Mercury

European Proposal – Label Fish For Mercury

Image via Wikipedia Fish are healthy for you right? High in omega-3, plenty of protein, not to mention absolutely delicious when prepared right. Unfortunately, not all is rosy in the octopus’s garden in the sea. Due to industrial contamination of … Continue reading

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Mercury Found In High Fructose Corn Syrup

Mercury Found In High Fructose Corn Syrup

Just when the Corn Refiners Association thought things were getting better for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), it appears that mercury has found its way into the leading non-diet sweetener. From the Washington Post: Almost half of tested samples of … Continue reading

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