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Arsenic Found in Some Organic Foods

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     Some organic foods may contain a hidden danger.

     A Dartmouth study found arsenic in foods that use brown rice syrup as a sweetener. Brown rice syrup has become a preferred alternative to high fructose corn syrup.  It's found in a number of foods including infant formulas.  

     Researchers found at least one formula had arsenic levels six times higher than EPA standards.  Scientists said their findings show the need for government regulation of arsenic in food.