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Thursday, April 25,2013

Time to rethink rice?

Arsenic levels call utilitarian food into question

By Maggie Wolf Peterson
Rice is known by nutritionists as a “first food.” Easily digested and bland, it is often the first solid food a baby receives. Prior to that, babies may be exposed to rice starch and brown rice syrup in infant formulas, which use the grain as an ingredient digestible by infants with lactose or gluten intolerance.
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