Uncle Ben’s Rice Recalled Following Multiple Illnesses At Schools

Uncle Ben’s Rice Recalled Following Multiple Illnesses At Schools

The makers of Uncle Ben’s rice have recalled various versions of the product that were only sold on the wholesale market following multiple incidents where numerous people fell ill after eating the rice at school lunchrooms. [More]

FDA Tests Confirm Presence Of Arsenic In Rice Products

FDA Tests Confirm Presence Of Arsenic In Rice Products

Almost exactly one year after our cohorts at Consumer Reports found arsenic in a wide range of rice products — from instant rice to baby food to rice milk to cereal — the Food and Drug Administration has released the results of its own research on the topic, effectively confirming CR’s findings and suggestion that consumers vary the types of grains they eat. [More]

So There's Arsenic In My Rice… What Can I Do About It?

So There's Arsenic In My Rice… What Can I Do About It?

Earlier today, we told you about the Consumer Reports study that found varying levels of inorganic arsenic — a known carcinogen — in a wide variety of rice products. Since so many of us chow down on rice in some form on a regular basis, should we be worried? [More]

Consumer Reports Investigation Finds Arsenic In Variety Of Rice Products

Consumer Reports Investigation Finds Arsenic In Variety Of Rice Products

Rice is one flexible little grain. It’s found in cereal (hot and cold), baby food, rice cakes, crackers, pasta, vinegar, syrup, flour and beverages. But a new Consumer Reports study of 60 rice products found varying levels of no one’s favorite ingredient: Arsenic. [More]

Study: Eat White Rice, Up Your Risk Of Suffering Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Eat White Rice, Up Your Risk Of Suffering Type 2 Diabetes

If you’re concerned about contracting type 2 diabetes, you may want to consider laying off white rice. That’s according to Harvard School of Public Health researchers, who released a study that collected data from loads of other research to posit that people whose diets rely on white rice tend to be more at risk of being diagnosed with the condition. [More]

EPA Moves To Ban Potentially Dangerous Pesticide From Domestic And Imported Food

EPA Moves To Ban Potentially Dangerous Pesticide From Domestic And Imported Food

The EPA has announced that it intends to ban a pesticide, carbofuran, from both domestic and imported food because of the danger it poses to “general population” particularly small children. The pesticide isn’t commonly used in the United States but is popular in developing nations and is sprayed on “crops including rice, bananas, coffee and sugar cane,” according to the Washington Post.

60's Ad: If Your Man Likes The Unexpected, Serve Rice

60's Ad: If Your Man Likes The Unexpected, Serve Rice

This 1960′s ad for rice teaches us once again that you can sell anything if you pair it with a hot chick. These days, probably the only thing unexpected thing about rice is its price. Full-size inside.

Walmart Rations Rice

Walmart Rations Rice

Following Costco’s lead, Walmart announced it is now rationing rice. Shoppers at Sam’s Club discount wholesale clubs will be limited to four bags of rice per customer. Wal-Mart “working with our suppliers to address this matter to ensure we are in stock, and we are asking for our members’ cooperation and patience.” It’s not as bad as it sounds, the bags are still 500 lbs each.

Costco: One Bag Of Rice Per Customer, Please

Costco: One Bag Of Rice Per Customer, Please

The bustling store in the heart of Silicon Valley usually sells four or five varieties of rice to a clientele largely of Asian immigrants, but only about half a pallet of Indian-grown Basmati rice was left in stock. A 20-pound bag was selling for $15.99.

What's For Dinner? Mutant Rice

What's For Dinner? Mutant Rice

The FDA retroactively approved a strain of genetically modified rice that infiltrated our supermarkets after escaping from a 2001 experiment. Six years ago, Avenits Crop Science introduced Liberty Link, a transgenic rice strain resistant to Liberty, an Aventis weed killer. The Liberty Link experiment ended abruptly when StarLink – a transgenic corn strain made by Aventis that was approved only for use in animal feed, not for human consumption – was found in Kraft taco shells. The ensuing public relations disaster led to Aventis’ sale to the German pharmaceutical company Bayer, which immediately discontinued Liberty Link’s production. Yet somehow, the transgenic rice survived…

Rice Containing Human Genes Approved By The USDA

Rice Containing Human Genes Approved By The USDA

For the first time, the USDA has granted preliminary approval for large-scale planting of an engineered food crop that contains human genes.