I can't afford the healthy food that is sold near where I work, so my options are greasy halaal food over white rice, or greasy pizza over white flour dough. Is white rice equally as junky as white flour?
And what about environmentally? Rice is grown in rice paddies, which emit methane (a potent greenhouse gas). Wheat probably uses fewer fossil fuels in its production, and cows eat the residue, makinvastg it less greenhouse gas intensive.
The halaal food (chicken & rice) involves chicken. The chicken were fed probably with corn, and I think that the ratio is one pound of chicken for 5 pounds of corn. The pizza involves cheese and sauce. THe cheese comes from cows who were fed grain and silage. Ratio is 10:1 for flesh, but I'm not sure about dairy. And, their farts produce methane.
Aaaaargh! I cant decide what to eat!! Help!