I have been reading over the last few years how organic, "healthy" treats for kids are substituting brown rice syrup for high fructose corn syrup. After all, high fructose corn syrup is the devil's food right?
However now studies are showing that rice has measurable amounts of ARSENIC, which could create long-lasting, negative effects on your health. But the FDA is taking no action. Say what???
We are being told that brown rice is "organic" and organic = good. We pay more money to shop at Whole Foods than at Market Basket because organic = healthier. However it looks like this might be a myth. Arsenic has been linked to Cancer and who knows what else. Yet the FDA deems organic products with rice and rice syrup to be safe. Yikes.
With autism, ADHD and youth food allergies on the rise, it's obvious to me at least that food and water contamination must be be a huge contributor to the wide-spread epidemic. However the FDA is doing nothing with their data, meanwhile we continue to unknowingly harm our children.
I don't know about you but I'm getting to the point where I feel like I need to go buy a farm in the Midwest somewhere and start producing my own food supply off the grid.
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