Thursday, November 25, 2010
Will you have your turkey with or without—arsenic?
by Larry Geller
Don’t blame me for asking this question just now, when you’ve not only purchased your turkey, but it is baking away in the oven already.
Blame NPR, which just posted the story yesterday.
Certain forms of arsenic are linked with cancer. Are they in your turkey?
If your turkey is organic, you’re ok. If not… better read No Arsenic In Pardoned Turkeys, But It Might Be In Yours (NPR, 11/24/2010).
Recent studies have shown that 65 percent of arsenic in poultry is the inorganic form – the bad one.
Sorry about that.