My Plantcentric Journey

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Arsenic, a known cancer causing agent, is showing up in our rice.  A new report shows that it is turning up in brown rice, white rice, rice milk and even in baby foods.

A known carcinogen that increases the risk of skin, lung and bladder cancer, a growing number of us are asking: what’s an eater to do?  Especially in light of the fact that the American Cancer Society now reports that 41% of Americans are expected to get cancer in their lifetimes.

Thankfully, there is a lot.  And this infographic from the Consumers Reports offers insight and suggestions.

Their top four suggestions:

  • Introduce other grains into your diet
  • Limit your family’s intake of rice and rice products (or opt out of rice altogether if you can)
  • Rinse your rice thoroughly before cooking
  • Use extra water when cooking rice and then drain it
When it comes to protecting the health of our families and country, knowledge is power.  And so is love.  So share this with those you love, knowing that together, we can create the changes we want to see in the health of our food system.
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