Rice Stockpiles Arsenic

By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

Arsenic is tricky. It’s two syllables as a noun and three syllables as an adjective.


Rice hoards arsenic. Arsenic is a patented plant growth activator.

So a dozen or so of my Facebook Friends jumped on that, wondering “What does that mean?”


This doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand!

Most rice (except white rice) is high in arsenic.

Arsenic is a growth factor for rice and humans! Enjoy your rice! I do!


Everyone has been eating arsenic for a very long time, and nobody seems to be dying from it.


According to Wikipedia (last edited Mar. 23, 2020) …

“Arsenic is used as a feed additive in poultry and swine production, in particular in the U.S. to increase weight gain, improve feed efficiency, and to prevent disease. An example is roxarsone, which had been used as a broiler starter by about 70% of U.S. broiler growers.”

Obviously, there are no farmers on Facebook!

The farmers are busy farming. They don’t have time for social media! LOLOLOL


According to the same source (Wikipedia) …

“Arsenic is intentionally added to the feed of chickens raised for human consumption. Organic arsenic compounds are less toxic than pure arsenic, and promote the growth of chickens. Under some conditions, the arsenic in chicken feed is converted to the toxic inorganic form.”

“Arsenic is absorbed by all plants, but is more concentrated in leafy vegetables, rice, apple and grape juice, and seafood.”

Why pick on rice? Anti-Chinese propaganda?

China grows 35% of the world’s rice.”

Anti-Arkansas propaganda?

Arkansas grows the most rice in the U.S.


Re: The arsenic is in the soil. Right?

Yep. Some soils more than others. Volcanic soil has a lot.


In some cases, arsenic is a safer blood-builder than iron.


Ray Peat (“Iron’s Dangers,” 2006)  wrote …

“Many doctors think of anemia as necessarily indicating an iron deficiency, but that isn’t correct. 100 years ago, it was customary to prescribe arsenic for anemia, and it worked to stimulate the formation of more red blood cells.”


Arsenic was commonly given to racehorses to jet-propel their get-a-long down the track.

Some of those racehorses died because they were given MUCH MORE than the amounts found in rice and other arsenic-hoarders.

Too much of anything is toxic, including oxygen and water.


Arsenic is essential to normal growth, including the heart and skeletal muscles

It stimulates the production of red blood cells, protects the spleen from iron toxicity, and is utilized in mitochondrial membranes.

Arsenic causes immature cancer cells to mature and self-destruct.


Arsenic is a MORNING Zone One element, and ORANGE is its single color spectral predominance.


According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …

“Take arsenic for dry conditions of the lungs.”



I don’t get my nutritional arsenic by drinking contaminated water or licking arsenic-treated wood products.

I get my arsenic from FOOD (you know, that strange stuff that people used to eat before they started taking herbs and supplements), and I bring my rice to a boil three times, pouring off the water each time, if there’s the slightest doubt that “too much of a good thing” is in my rice.


Of course, white rice contains much less arsenic.

It’s common sense, not science.


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  1. March 24, 2020 @ 11:35 am John

    Great blog Atom:)


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