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Arsenic in Rice??! The Gluten Free Voice with Jules

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Gluten-free expert, author, coach and advocate Jules Shepard hosts a weekly show offering news, interviews with intriguing guests, gluten-free baking tips and otherwise lively conversation.

Recent reports of high levels of arsenic in food products like rice have alarmed the gluten-free consumer. Should we cut back on one of the staples of our gluten-free diet because of this health scare?

Based on data and scientific literature available now, the FDA is not recommending that consumers change their consumption of rice and rice products at this time, but is recommending that people eat a balanced diet containing a wide variety of grains.

This week on the Gluten-Free Voice, Mike Davis, owner of Louisiana’s Conrad Rice Mill, joins us to discuss the US rice industry and the furor over findings of arsenic in rice. Conrad Rice Mill is the oldest operational rice mill in America and in 1981, the Mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a rare surviving example of a factory using a belt-drive power transmission.