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    Asian Countries Face Dilemma in Rice Health Crisis

    Nobody wants to go against the grain. But there’s just no getting around it: White rice isn’t the healthiest option on the table. This presents a big problem for Asian countries, where risks of Type 2 diabetes and rice-heavy diets both exist in abundance. Singapore recently launched a campaign calling for people to switch 20 percent of their rice consumption to brown. But while the latter’s definitely healthier, white rice is cheaper — meaning the fight may be more about making healthy food accessible than about traditional diets.

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