Organic foods: Secret source of dietary arsenic?

“Brown rice poisoning” gets a whole new meaning. reports:

The “organic” food health craze has provided a health-conscious generation with more nutritious food options.

But as it turns out, some of the foods you think are making you healthier may in fact contain a very toxic ingredient – arsenic.

A team of researchers from Dartmouth have revealed many organic food products that contain a supplement known as organic brown rice syrup have a much higher concentration of dietary arsenic than foods without the syrup. They tested numerous organic foods with the ingredient, including infant formulas, cereal and energy bars, and energy supplements used by marathoners and cyclists.

One of the infant formulas tested had a degree of arsenic six times the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) safe drinking water limit of 10 parts per billion (ppb)…

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