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UD researcher, Fulbright Scholar join forces to defend and fortify rice

UD researcher, Fulbright Scholar join forces to defend and fortify rice

If you were a server at a worldwide restaurant – one that could seat every last man, woman and child on Earth and feed them what they usually eat – you would be dishing out rice more than any other item on your menu. By far.

You'd be serving much of it with extra arsenic, too – not because anyone asked for it, but because rice almost always brings it along and in some areas of the world the rice collects much more than in others. Many other foods on the menu would have arsenic in them, too, because rice is an ingredient in many cereals, drinks, pasta, puddings, pizza crust, pie crust, brownie mix, cookies, snack bars, even some beers and wines.