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Researchers find rice yields plummet, arsenic rises with global warming

E. Marie Muehe, stanford

Rice is the largest global staple crop, consumed by more than half the world’s population. But new experiments from Stanford University suggest that with climate change, production in major rice-growing regions with endemic soil arsenic will undergo a dramatic decline and jeopardize critical food supplies. These experiments exploring rice production in future climate conditions show rice yields could drop about ... Read More »

FDA proposes arsenic standards for rice baby cereals

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The Food and Drug Administration is moving forward with new standards for levels of inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereals. In what the agency calls a draft guidance to the industry, it is proposing a threshold of 100 parts per billion of inorganic arsenic. Read More »