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Re: rice and coconut milk?
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2010, 03:32:56 am »
Deb--I'd never heard it before either, so I googled it and found information all going back to one report issued by the food safety agency in the UK (similar to our FDA I guess?). 

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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010, 20:15:08 pm »
This is a pretty good summary of all the info;

http://mickirose.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/arsenic-in-rice-milk-%E2%80%93-is-this-true/

I think it is one of those minerals (?) that appears in the soil and as the rice grows, it picks it up and stores it. I guess a bit like oily fish picking up mercury from the sea.

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Re: rice and coconut milk?
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2010, 20:48:51 pm »
Wow, that's interesting. Thanks for sharing that. Do they have anything to say about the practice of giving baby rice as a first food to babies then?

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Re: rice and coconut milk?
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2010, 20:18:12 pm »
Not as far as I am aware. I think it has to do with the cooking etc.
You know, I never really thought about it in actual rice!


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Re: rice and coconut milk?
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2010, 21:24:19 pm »
Wow, that's interesting. Thanks for sharing that. Do they have anything to say about the practice of giving baby rice as a first food to babies then?
I did read something about the fact that china (of all places!) won't allow most US produced rice baby cereals in because they contain too much arsenic by their standards.