Effect of Water Management on Rice Grain Yield, Milling Yield, and Grain Arsenic Concentration: A Multi-State Effort
Arsenic is a naturally-occurring element found all around us. It’s present in the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the soil where we grow our food. This two year study was conducted in each of the six states where rice is grown to test arsenic levels in rice. The study provided timely proof that every single state was significantly below the CODEX standards, which are the global food standards supported by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Simpler Less Expensive Method of Analysis of Inorganic As (iAs) in Rice
Prior to this study, determining arsenic (As) content in harvested rice samples was extremely expensive and time consuming. This study developed a reliable, simple, timely, and less expensive method for the analysis of inorganic As (iAs) in rice grain, providing significant savings to the rice industry.