Recently the use of organic brown rice syrup in health food came under scrutiny when a 2012 Dartmouth study revealed disturbing levels of arsenic in tested toddler formulas, cereal bars, and energy products. In the case of toddler formula, the total arsenic level was six times the amount allowed by the EPA for arsenic in water. This standard is based on adults, not children.
Sadly, this news was not a new revelation. It was just another disturbing study pointing to the rice and arsenic connection in which US and EU guidelines have not been established.
As I started to prepare an article for my website regarding the Dartmouth study, something just didn’t seem right. Call it mother’s intuition.
With the help of Professors Duxbury of Cornell University and Merharg, of Scotland University, I was able to put the pieces together.