New research has found that more than half of some of the most popular rice cereal products exceed proposed new limits for arsenic. Although there are strict limits for the amount of arsenic level allowed in water, there are currently no maximum levels in food - and now some scientists are speaking out as they are concerned about the effects of long-term exposure. In November 2012, Consumer Reports magazine published "Arsenic in Your Food," a report on arsenic in rice and foods made from rice.
Untested GMO bananas will be used for the direct experiment on American college women. This fall will begin the testing of the new genetically modified bananas with artificial levels of beta-carotene in humans. (Beta-carotene is also called pro-vitamin A because it encourages the creation of this important vitamin in the human body.) Scientists plan on feeding the university students in Iowa with the “monstrous fruit”. These tests are carried out on people with no previous experiments on animals, so it is not known what kind of
Although they seem like a nuisance, the stickers or labels attached to fruit and some vegetables have more of a function than helping scan the price at the checkout stand. The PLU code, or price lookup number printed on the sticker, also tells you how the fruit was grown. By reading the PLU code, you can tell if the fruit was genetically modified, organically grown or produced with chemical fertilizers, fungicides, or herbicides. Here are the basics of what you should know: If there are