I love rice! I love it covered with gravy or a stew, fried, steamed, whatever! There’s so many options for rice and its guaranteed to fill you up. Rice makes up the main food source for almost half of the world’s population. It also has various health benefits. No doubt that this is an extremely important crop. It is devastating to know that while I am enjoying fluffy rice, I may be at risk for cancer.
According to an article in Fooducate.com, Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in the soil. However, inorganic arsenic is found in the soils that were contaminated by arsenic based pesticides and fertilizers, industrial districts or mining areas, municipal waste, or contaminated water. Not all rice is contaminated, however, “76% of all rice grown in the US comes from areas where inorganic arsenic is an issue.” – Fooducate.com
According to the EPA, “the ingestion of inorganic arsenic can lead to cancer of the skin, bladder, liver, and lung. There are no studies of low levels long term arsenic exposure in food; however studies relating to low level arsenic exposure in water have shown increased likelihood of diabetes type II and poor neuro-psychological functioning.” Three letters: B.A.D.
What can you do ?
First, learn how you can reduce your Arsenic intake from eating rice. Second, sign the petition asking the FDA to regulate arsenic in rice and spread the word to your family and friends! DO NOT wait!
Would you spray RAID on your food and eat it? Would you take a medication that has a side effect listed as CANCER? Not likely that you would do such stupid things, but this is what it is like to eat GMOs.
Have you ever thought about why so many people are sick and dying from CANCER? Sure people have been dying of disease for since forever, but in a time of constant advancement and discovery of medicines, cures and remedies that sustain life, why is cancer spreading like wildfire? GMOs are causing cancer in humans at a rapid pace. We are literally being used as lab rats to eat the stuff when it has already been proven to be hazardous to living organisms. You may not understand the severity because this isn’t usually the topic of discussion on most news and media outlets. This is something we must take upon ourselves to get educated, protect ourselves and our future. This is information that EVERYONE should know! Don’t be a victim to GMOs!
Why So Serious?
Side effects of long-term GM food consumption include liver cancer, kidney cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer (for men too), thyroid tumors, Parkinson’s disease, infertility, birth defects, autism and brain tumors. The dreaded diagnosis of cancer has been linked in over 260 studies worldwide to agrochemicals. This stuff is not only bad, but deadly. We need the FDA to regulate and label which foods are genetically modified. We all have a right to know what’s in our food. Help fight for GMO labeling today!
I despise drinking tap water. My number one reason it because it tastes nasty. Ever since I learned about all of the chemicals and metals contained in the average home’s tap water from watching an episode of Dr. Oz, I usually stick by bottled or filtered water for drinking. Still, purified or natural spring water can be dangerous simply because of the plastic it is contained in. Bisphenol A or BPA is a synthetic chemical contained in plastic water bottles and is used to make canned food and soda, receipts, plastic food containers, baby bottles, including some water supply pipes. When these plastics degrade, BPA is released into the environment and is often ingested, posing risk for various negative health effects, including cancer. BPA is extremely bad for you.