The problem with having been an earth scientist for 10 years, who was involved in water testing, is you know too much about what gets in our food. 🤢 There are a lot of unseen Flints and and not just for lead pipes.
The problem with rice is it has an affinity for pulling arsenic, a carcinogen, out of the soil — especially soils we used to spray with lead arsenate as a pesticide.
Our neighbor is a professor of pediatrics at Stanford who, along with a nutritionist at Stanford, became advisors at Valley Home Rice which found a way to grow much cleaner rice. Unfortunately, their rice seems to be sold out.
At least Costo's brown rice is grown in California, which has less arsenic than rice from, say, Louisiana, that is grown in fields which used to grow cotton. Cotton wasn't categorized as food, despite cotton seed oil, so you could hit it hard with arsenic spray.
Any earth scientist can tell you carbon in the atmosphere is just the small tip of a very big iceberg. At least science can still help us grow healthy rice. ❤️