19 Feb '12, 7pm

Arsenic In Baby Formula Related to Organic Sweetener

Arsenic In Baby Formula Related to Organic Sweetener

So you are rationing the apple juice after the previous arsenic scandal, and paying extra for the sure-to-be-melamine -free baby formula. All is right with the world. Until MSNBC's Today show wakes you up with the latest news: arsenic has been found in baby formula . And here is the head scratcher: according to researcher B. Jackson and colleagues, the arsenic source is organic sweetener ! Organic Sweetener Full of Arsenic The source of the arsenic contamination, which has been found in organic cereal bars as well as infant formula, has been traced to "organic brown rice syrup". The organic sweetener is made by a process of enzymatic digestion of brown rice.Since the organic sweetener relies on organically grown rice, the source is likely not agricultural control products used on the rice itself (barring organic cheaters, of course). But many other sources could be suspect...

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