What was the National Chicken Council’s response to public health authorities calling for the industry to stop feeding arsenic-based drugs to poultry.
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Feeling cocky that you don’t eat poultry? Tomorrow starts a whopping dozen-video series on arsenic in rice:
• Where Does the Arsenic in Rice, Mushrooms, and Wine Come From? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Where-Does-the-Arsenic-in-Rice-Mushrooms-and-Wine-Come-From)
• The Effects of Too Much Arsenic in the Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Effects-of-Too-Much-Arsenic-in-the-Diet)
• Cancer Risk from Arsenic in Rice and Seaweed (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Cancer-Risk-from-Arsenic-in-Rice-and-Seaweed)
• Which Rice Has Less Arsenic: Black, Brown, Red, White or Wild? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Which-Rice-Has-Less-Arsenic-Black-Brown-Red-White-or-Wild)
• Which Brands and Sources of Rice Have the Least Arsenic? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Which-Brands-and-Sources-of-Rice-Have-the-Least-Arsenic)
• How to Cook Rice to Lower Arsenic Levels (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-to-Cook-Rice-to-Lower-Arsenic-Levels)
• Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Arsenic-in-Infant-Rice-Cereal)
• Arsenic in Rice Milk, Rice Krispies, and Brown Rice Syrup (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Arsenic-in-Rice-Milk-Rice-Krispies-and-Brown-Rice-Syrup)
• How Risky is the Arsenic in Rice? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-Risky-is-the-Arsenic-in-Rice)
• How Much Arsenic in Rice is Too Much? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-Much-Arsenic-in-Rice-is-Too-Much)
• Is White Rice a Yellow Light or Red Light Food? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Is-White-Rice-a-Yellow-Light-or-Red-Light-Food)
• Do the Pros of Brown Rice Outweigh the Cons of Arsenic? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Do-the-Pros-of-Brown-Rice-Outweigh-the-Cons-of-Arsenic)
You thought feeding arsenic to chickens was weird? Check out Illegal Drugs in Chicken Feathers (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/illegal-drugs-in-chicken-feathers).
And for more on the critical public health threat posed by antibiotic overuse in animal agriculture, see:
• Unsafe at Any Feed (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/unsafe-at-any-feed/)
• Past the Age of Miracles: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/past-the-age-of-miracles-facing-a-post-antibiotic-age/)
• Antibiotics: Agribusinesses’ Pound of Flesh (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Antibiotics-Agribusinesses-Pound-of-Flesh)
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