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What are the Arsenic Levels In the Soil and Water in the Areas where CRM’s Rice is Grown?

Arsenic is naturally occurring in the soil, air and water in the United States. It can be higher in some areas due to previous chemical use, such as former cotton production acreage. Land farmed by CRM has not been previously used for cotton production. Arsenic is absorbed by a number of crops, including fruits, vegetables and grains. But it is not applied as a pesticide in the U.S. We continue to assess the relationship between the rice plant and naturally occurring arsenic, and we continue to work with the FDA, the rice industry, scientists and nutritionists as they assess arsenic levels in rice.