You enjoying that arsenic in your rice?

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    Sep 20, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    I eat quite a bit of it...icon_eek.gif

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/arsenic-rice-report-finds-worrisome-levels/story?id=17267872
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    Sep 20, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    I thought this is where this was coming from.

    "The researchers also found geographical distinctions in arsenic levels, with white rice grown in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas, containing higher levels than rice samples from other parts of the country. Those four states account for 76 percent of domestic rice produced."

    This is rice being grown on old cotton land and absorbing the pesticide residue still in the soil from the cotton days.
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    This is rice being grown on old cotton land and absorbing the pesticide residue still in the soil from the cotton days.


    oh great, so i'm probably getting arsenic in all the cotton i'm eating too?
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    Caslon21000 saidI thought this is where this was coming from.

    "The researchers also found geographical distinctions in arsenic levels, with white rice grown in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas, containing higher levels than rice samples from other parts of the country. Those four states account for 76 percent of domestic rice produced."

    This is rice being grown on old cotton land and absorbing the pesticide residue still in the soil from the cotton days.

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    Sep 21, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    This is rice being grown on old cotton land and absorbing the pesticide residue still in the soil from the cotton days.


    The bag my basmati rice comes in says it is a product of India from the "foothills of the himalayas." Hmmm....let me Google where arsenic is from.................................................OH, LAWD!!! http://www.naturalnews.com/032659_arsenic_chicken.html
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    Sep 21, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIt's unbelievable how we keep fucking ourselves in one way or another.


    not really, arsenic is one of those elements that you build a cumulative tolerance for.

    you could gradually ramp up to quite a large dose in your coffee, and then one morning, serve yourself and your cheating spouse coffee from the same arsenic laced pot and you'd survive but it would be a lethal dose for them.

    so eating arsenic contaminated rice might actually be your best protection from a malevolent partner or the russian mafia.
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    Sep 21, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIt's unbelievable how we keep fucking ourselves in one way or another.


    not really, arsenic is one of those elements that you build a cumulative tolerance for.

    you could gradually ramp up to quite a large dose in your coffee, and then one morning, serve yourself and your cheating spouse coffee from the same arsenic laced pot and you'd survive but it would be a lethal dose for them.

    so eating arsenic contaminated rice might actually be your best protection from a malevolent partner or the russian mafia.


    You're good. I want to hear your standup routine.
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    Sep 21, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    Caslon21000 saidI thought this is where this was coming from.

    "The researchers also found geographical distinctions in arsenic levels, with white rice grown in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas, containing higher levels than rice samples from other parts of the country. Those four states account for 76 percent of domestic rice produced."

    This is rice being grown on old cotton land and absorbing the pesticide residue still in the soil from the cotton days.


    More likely it's being grown in watersheds where the rocks contain relatively greater concentrations of arsenic.
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    Sep 21, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    turbobilly saidI eat quite a bit of it...icon_eek.gif

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/arsenic-rice-report-finds-worrisome-levels/story?id=17267872


    Who paid for the study with these findings? The association of wheat farmers and sellers?
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    Sep 21, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    Great. Now I Actually have to WASH my rice! icon_mad.gif!
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    Sep 21, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    Caslon21000 said
    This is rice being grown on old cotton land and absorbing the pesticide residue still in the soil from the cotton days.


    oh great, so i'm probably getting arsenic in all the cotton i'm eating too?


    If you eat any kind of processed foods (chips, bread, cereals, frozen dinners, etc.), you're probably eating cottonseed oil. It's extremely common because it's extremely cheap, abundant (thanks to genetic modification), and resists rancidity. Eww.
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    Sep 21, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    Not quite as satisfying without the old lace thrown in.
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    Sep 21, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidGreat. Now I Actually have to WASH my rice! icon_mad.gif!


    i wash all my tricks not just the asian ones