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&LavenderRose thank you for the information. It's always good to hear from people who are knowledgeable about the matter.

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The article is basically about arsenic. Since I'm gluten free and eat a lot of rice and rice flour, I've studied the topic thoroughly. Arsenic does not come from chemicals the food grower puts on the rice. It comes from the soil and water that is used to grow the rice. Therefore, organic rice has just as much arsenic as regular rice, and brown rice has a higher level of arsenic than white rice because more arsenic is in the outer later of the rice. Rice takes a lot of water to grow, so arsenic levels are quite high.

For the average person, rice isn't a problem, but if you're eating it every day or almost every day, it might be a concern. However, I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and when I start overreacting to everything, rice is the fastest way to rid the body of toxins. It soaks up the toxins and gets them out of the body faster. The ONLY concern in rice is arsenic. Organic rice will lower the introduction of pesticides, but that's a different issue. Some people do believe that pesticides contribute to cancer, but pesticides are found on all types of foods, not just rice.

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Rice is our staple and has been having it for life. This is news to me.

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