Friday, July 18, 2014

Cancer causing arsenic in rice to be controlled: international standards set!

Cancer-causing arsenic in rice to be limited, said the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the top global decision-making body for food standards, issued the decision at its ongoing annual meeting in Geneva. The commission set a maximum of 0.02 mg of arsenic per kilo of polished race — the product that is traded and consumed.  Arsenic affected water impacts negatively the rice consuming population in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India and Vietnam…

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