After testing more than 200 common rice products and finding “significant” and “worrisome” levels of inorganic arsenic, a toxin and known carcinogen, in nearly every item, Consumer Reports has urged Americans to curb their rice consumption. What do you think?


“Well, ‘worrisome’ is a relative term, just like ‘significant’ and ‘arsenic.’”

Alex Atchley • Hand Riveter

“That’s why my wife and I only ingest locally grown, organic arsenic.”

Lori Finnegan • EKG Technician

“People complain so much in this country. I’m sure there are plenty of starving children in Africa who would love to eat a bowl of arsenic.”

Kevin Hanna • Chauffeur