In response to a recent Consumer Reports investigation on arsenic in rice, Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced legislation that would to limit the amount of arsenic permitted in rice and rice-based products. In a release from the lawmakers, they said they were taking action because the investigation revealed…

Nothing changed yesterday about arsenic in rice and rice products. Consumer Reports and National Chicken Council exchanged some shots, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not change so much as a comma in any of its recommendations about arsenic and rice. FDA says “there is an absence of the necessary scientific data…

Information on arsenic exposure has been all over the news this year and the latest study to be released says that eating rice may lead to potentially harmful exposure to the toxic heavy metal. 

Lots of rice is eaten in the U.S., report researchers from Dartmouth College’s Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Center.  The …

The rice harvest in northwestern Haiti is likely to suffer over widespread fear among farmers about cholera contamination, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization announced this week.

Haiti’s cholera outbreak, which has sickened almost 150,000 and killed almost 3,000, was magnified by the November floods caused

by hurricane Tomas, which damaged up to 200,000 acres …

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration subjected $700,000 of rice and other food in a warehouse already under order preventing its sale by the Georgia Department of Agriculture to federal seizure Wednesday by U.S. Marshals.

The FDA obtained the seizure order from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for all FDA …

According to a new collaborative study released this week by a group of international scientists, the production of rice will be hindered as temperatures increase in rice-growing areas from global warming.

vietnam-rice-paddy-featured.jpgAccording to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the research team found evidence that the net impact of projected temperature increases …