Popular food staple of rice found to contain ‘potentially dangerous’ microplastics

Health fears as one of Australia’s most popular staple foods is found to contain ‘dangerous’ microplastics – and you could be eating 13mg with every serve

  • Researchers discover uncooked rice may have 3-4mg of plastic in 100g serve   
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials found 100g plastic in instant or pre-cooked rice
  • Scientist Dr Jake O’Brien said washing rice reduced plastics by 20-40 per cent

Rice, a staple in millions of Australian homes, may contain ‘potentially dangerous’ microplastics, according to scientists. 

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Food scientists debunk a dangerous myth about moldy food

Mold has all the hallmarks of a cute microorganism: it’s small, colorful, and fuzzy. But when you open your bag of sandwich bread to find that small splotches of the stuff have preemptively colonized your lunch, it’s anything but endearing.

These microscopic fungi are not only figuratively stomach-turning — they can also be literally dangerous if consumed. But where do you draw the line? Is it really that bad to cut off the mold and eat the rest?

When it comes to passed-down wisdom on whether or not it’s safe to go full-steam ahead with your sandwich construction or fumigate

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