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Lead exposure and eating rice
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 Posted: Thu Apr 11th, 2013 01:54 PM
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yep there is lead in your rice now..way too much.
20-120 x the fda amount that is safe..I never knew any lead was safe..

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/us-experts-detect-high-lead-levels-in-imported-rice-1.1357058



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The key word in the headline is Imported......Buy domestic, support your American Farmers.



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wish it was so easy as that.
We export rice ,,so why would we need to import the stuff.
That is the big issue with America the failing...

They tell us little guys to buy american, but the big guys are who really make the difference.
I hate buying veggies,,it pisses me off to no end..MEXICO on 90% of the produce...

But i agree with buy USA made stuff.
I will now look at my rice orgins



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Snuffy wrote: The key word in the headline is Imported......Buy domestic, support your American Farmers.
Be careful with the "buy American" statement.....a few years back I was a manager at one of the accounts for a medical company.  My supervisor was pushing (hard) to use this particular company to supply disposable items.....it would save the company money, it (the new company) was run by a veteran of Desert storm (who doesn't want to be patriotic & support veterans), ect, ect.  The line that was droned over and over and over by the company AND my supervisor.
  So I relented; I found a couple of items that they were supplying that I could use, so I changed suppliers and  started using the new, patriotic supplies.  I figured I was saving the company a whopping 7 cents per case, which came to a whopping $21/year!!:rolleyes:  I certainly didn't see any reflection in my paycheck!
  Then one day I took a close look at one of the urinary catheters that was "made in the U.S.A".......it had "Made in Korea" stamped on it!  WTF!?!?!?!?:confused::pissed:

  So I called my supervisor and her supervisor and demanded to know what the hell was going on.....that I was duped into buying foreign made goods while being lied to.  My supervisor told me, and I quote, that as long as they are packaged in America, then they can say they are "Made in America"! end quote.:pissed:
  I was so pissed off!!!!  I'm thinking there were some kick backs going on, as after the supervisor's supervisor heard of this, all pushing to use the new company ceased, and there was NO mention of it again, whatsoever.
  I have found the same thing to be true of dog treats/bones/rawhides.......they will say "packaged in America" on some of them, but not "Made in America"....there is a BIG difference.  If you will remember, there were quite a few dogs that died from Melanin in dog treats that were imported from China; I told my wife to start reading the labels more carefully when buying.  After there was a big influx of poisoned dog treats, toys painted with lead paint (which is ILLEGAL here in this country, so I don't know why we are still importing junk from these liars), ect, I have gone OUT OF MY WAY to NOT buy ANY goods from China......
  Esp. now that some idiot in the higher up Chinese echelon is stating the "America" is the cause of the bird flu over there, and did it purposefully to disrupt their economy!:rolleyes:

  Like Toby Keith says: "Spend a little more in a store for a tag in the back that says  "U.S.A"..........................:thumbs:

...And swampratt is right: NO amount of lead is considered "safe", at least in this country!



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...Also, would it surprise you to know that most of the cotton we grow in this country is exported, while the stuff that is used in our T shirts and stuff comes from places like India?:confused:



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All fruits, nuts, meats, fish, and shell fish are required these days to have what's known as a COOL Label. COOL stands for Country Of Origin Label. I don't think grains have this requirement but I'm sure American Company's like Riceland foods put it somewhere on their labeling.

As far as why we export commodities and import the same commodities. It has more to do with politics and trade agreements than anything. Trade is a good thing and is what keeps a lot of not so U.S. friendly countries in check.



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I wonder if that imported, lead-laced rice is in any way connected to the sheer volume of lead expended over the course of 10+ years of conflict in Viet Nam?



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maybe this is where USA gets their rice..
we ship out safe rice and get lead laden rice back.
Wonder what other chemicals are in it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_waste_in_Guiyu



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16gauge wrote:
...Also, would it surprise you to know that most of the cotton we grow in this country is exported, while the stuff that is used in our T shirts and stuff comes from places like India?:confused:


No, That doesn't surprise me because India is the second largest Cotton producer in the world. And why wouldn't we we export ours? Hell, we have no textile industry left to mill it!

And I will stand by my Buy American statement all day long



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Funny thing I can get a USA made pistol that is reliable for less that imported..but it is fat.
But i do not care because i am a man and what is a little fatter weapon going to hurt in my hands.

and lifetime warranty...so i have 2 of those USA made guns now..and love shooting them..
I think only 2 guns in all i have are foreign.

Did you know toyota corolla is made in the same plant as the chevy geo prizm,,,same car...california made..or assembled.

I also heard toyota donated more money to the us education system than any vehicle manufacturer...
I did not research that though....



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Snuffy wrote:
And I will stand by my Buy American statement all day long

Please don't misunderstand me.....I'm not saying "Don't buy American"; what I am saying is make sure when you buy American, that you actually are buying an American product, and not some foreign product that was just packaged here.



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16gauge, I didn't take it that way at all. And you guys don't take what I'm saying the wrong way either. I don't want lead in my kids or yours food. I just like to stand up for my industry and way of life. That's why I said support your American Farmer.
It's funny you brought up about the Cotton cause I was born and raised on a 1000 acres of it.



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No, That doesn't surprise me because India is the second largest Cotton producer in the world. And why wouldn't we we export ours? Hell, we have no textile industry left to mill it!

And I will stand by my Buy American statement all day long

I can point you direct toward the $80 USA made sweatpants, $55 USA-made sweatshirt, and $20 USA-made underwear (that is per-item prices... not 2-packs, 3-packs, 6-packs, individual item, made, manufactured, in the USA tho....... )

There is above, every reason we have ALMOST no textile industry in the USA, 98% of us will not pay that cost, either because we cannot, or we choose not to.



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No, That doesn't surprise me because India is the second largest Cotton producer in the world. And why wouldn't we we export ours? Hell, we have no textile industry left to mill it!

And I will stand by my Buy American statement all day long

I can point you direct toward the $80 USA made sweatpants, $55 USA-made sweatshirt, and $20 USA-made underwear (that is per-item prices... not 2-packs, 3-packs, 6-packs, individual item, made, manufactured, in the USA tho....... )

There is above, every reason we have ALMOST no textile industry in the USA, 98% of us will not pay that cost, either because we cannot, or we choose not to.


One word....Union



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Picked up a bag of frozen catfish fillets the other day.
Farm Raised, In China???????????No Catfish for me!!!!



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From the linked article: "Lead accumulates slowly in the body, and can lead to nerve and kidney damage, as well as anaemia.

One study has shown brain shrinkage in workers exposed to lead through their occupations.

Long-term lead exposure has been linked to reduced IQ and disruptive behaviour in children."



Perhaps this explains the total lack of intelligence displayed by North Korea's latest supreme leader.



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FDA has tolerances for everything in food products. You'd be unhappy to know how many rodent hairs can be in a certain amount of popcorn, for instance.



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