Which Internet Food Rumors Are True?

Arsenic in rice! Toxins in salmon! GMOs everywhere! Before you freak, find out which scares are worth your worry.

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The real deal on food safety

by Aviva Patz

Practically everyone with an Internet connection has seen them by now: those links, often posted on Facebook by well-meaning friends, claiming that the foods we eat are filled with iffy chemicals and banned in every nation but our own. Rice seasoned with arsenic and sodas containing flame retardant sure sound hazardous, but are they really? We parsed the research to give you the bottom line on which foods are safe and which you should keep out of your cart.

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