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Rice producers calm fears over arsenic study

Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00 am

Local producers say rice is a part of a healthy diet and there is no reason to avoid eating it despite a study claiming the crop may contain arsenic.

“It’s alarming that the media would take this study and blast this information out to the public without all the facts,” Rice Belt Warehouse Manager Dick Ottis said Thursday. “Certainly, we need to monitor the safety of the food we grow, but there is no evidence that rice products are unhealthy when in fact, they help support healthy diets all around the world.”

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