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How Could this Impact the Rice Industry?

Let’s look at the facts. Rice is the most-consumed calorie around the world. U.S.-grown rice is a nutritious food and an important part of a healthy diet for our families. The FDA has not recommended that consumers change their diets based on information reported by Consumer Reports. Additionally, arsenic is unavoidable in any number of foods because it occurs naturally in the air, water and soil. And we know that arsenic in the U.S. rice supply is not typically present at levels that cause negative health impacts. For all of these reasons, we encourage consumers to continue to eat U.S.-grown rice to keep their families healthy and the American farmer and one of our country’s leading agricultural industries viable.