#Arsenic in Brown Rice Syrup

Another confirmation of the rice in arsenic issue that I have written about several times, starting here: Arsenic in Rice Milk – is this true?.

FoodsMatter reports that American researchers at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire have found arsenic levels six times higher than in drinking water in organic brown rice syrup. This is used in toddler formulas, cereal bars and high-energy foods. Brown rice syrup is used as an alternative to high fructose corn syrup, which was criticised for being more harmful than sugar, and for contributing to obesity.

I did mention this study here, but I note that Dartmouth has issued a guidance note so I thought that worth sharing with you in case it is useful. You can read it here: FAQ Responses on Arsenic in Brown Rice Syrup. I don’t agree with everything they say, so make sure you read all my articles on the subject for practical advice that might help.

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