We already knew that rice was trying to kill us with its deadly arsenic, but now the situation is looking even more dire. A new study done at Dartmouth has found that organic brown rice syrup—a sweetener which you may recognize from any number of organic snacks—is also a source of arsenic. This isn't that surprising, considering brown rice syrup comes from rice (duh), but what's concerning about this new information is that brown rice syrup is a somewhat common ingredient in baby formula, and babies' developing brains and arsenic really do not mix. It's not great for us grown-ups either, since plenty of other things like energy shots and cereal bars are made with the sweetener.
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