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Food FYI: Consumers call for FDA rules on arsenic levels in rice

September 20, 2012|By Betty Hallock
  • Consumers call out for federal standards after a study shows "worrisome" levels of arsenic in rice products.
Consumers call out for federal standards after a study shows "worrisome"… (Danny Johnston / Associated…)

ARSENIC AND RICE

After a study revealed “worrisome” levels of arsenic in most rice products surveyed, consumer groups are calling for federal regulation. The Food and Drug Administration says that it has found no evidence that rice is unsafe to eat but that it is in the middle of a new study of 1,200 grocery-store rice products to measure arsenic levels. [San Jose Mercury News]

FRENCH STUDY LINKS GMO CORN AND RAT TUMORS

French scientists say rats fed genetically modified corn sold by Monsanto suffered tumors and kidney and liver damage, among other complications. [Reuters]

IN THE CASE OF THE CHEF WHO SAYS HE COOKED HIS WIFE ...

David Viens, the chef who told authorities that he accidentally killed his wife and then cooked her body to dispose of it, said he will not testify in his defense. [Los Angeles Times]

CANDY CORN OREOS

Nabisco has introduced candy corn Oreos at Target stores in time for Halloween. Yea or nay? [Washington Post]

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