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A recent health magazine had an article titled "4 Ways to Eat Greener", and the first was to "Cut back on red meat, dairy products and rice." Rice?! That great healthy starch so much of the world lives on?! It goes on to say that "rice (brown & white) also have a large carbon footprint because it's cultivated with manure; when feels are irrigated, methane gas is released into the atmosphere. Opt for bread over rice or pasta." Doesn't bread require much more processing than grain & rice? What about high protein & fiber grains like kalmut, millet & spelt .. are they cultivated with manure too? What about wheat?
How do you separate the latest (perhaps unproven) food trend, from something really valuable, and worth chaning your diet/lifestyle? Each "latest & greatest" idea seems to raise more questions than it answers!
Here here! I'm with IndyLindy--everything in moderation. I've always seen rice as a most innocuous grain. If that's under fire... what's next?
I do recall reading once that if everyone just chose to grow protein-rich soybeans, we would be able to stop world hunger. That seems oversimplified, to say the least! (Farmers need to rotate crops to maintain proper ph in the soil, right? I'm no expert here.)