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Arkansas farmers sue over arsenic in rice


October 25, 2012 – Three Arkansas farming operations have filed suit against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Tyson Foods Inc. and several other Arkansas poultry producers, alleging arsenic found in Arkansas rice is caused by farmers’ use of chicken litter as fertilizer.

The lawsuit, filed in Circuit Court in Stuttgart, seeks class-action status. In addition to Pfizer and Tyson, the suit names as defendants Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Simmons Foods Inc., George’s Farms Inc. and Peterson Farms Inc. READ MORE