food safety http://michiganradio.org en What should we do about the arsenic in our food? Experts say vary your diet, research ongoing http://michiganradio.org/post/what-should-we-do-about-arsenic-our-food-experts-say-vary-your-diet-research-ongoing <p>All this week, we’ve been talking about the potential for elevated levels of arsenic in groundwater in Michigan.</p><p>The upshot of our <a href="http://michiganradio.org/topic/michigans-silent-poison">reports</a>:</p><ol><li>Arsenic levels in Michigan’s groundwater can be high.</li><li>Arsenic is bad for you.</li><li>Scientists are finding health effects at lower exposure levels.</li><li>If you’re on a well, test it for arsenic.</li><li>If the levels are high, you should consider doing something about it.</li></ol><p>This one chart published by the<a href="http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/06/28/14994/lifetime-cancer-risk"> Center for Public Integrity</a> shows you why (the blue bar is arsenic):</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mark Brush 18250 at http://michiganradio.org What should we do about the arsenic in our food? Experts say vary your diet, research ongoing Food for Thought - Food Safety vs Michigan Farmers http://michiganradio.org/post/food-thought-food-safety-vs-michigan-farmers <P>President Obama is expected today&nbsp;to sign legislation to improve the nation’s food safety.&nbsp; The new law will put more regulations on Michigan farmers.&nbsp;</P> <P>2010 ended with national recalls of parsley, alfalfa sprouts and cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.&nbsp; The recalls were just the latest problems that prompted Congress to revamp the nation’s food safety system. Tue, 04 Jan 2011 13:52:40 +0000 Steve Carmody 735 at http://michiganradio.org Food for Thought - Food Safety vs Michigan Farmers