11 May '11, 2am

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You know what foods are bad for you, and you know you should eat them in moderation to stay healthy. However, there are also many foods that are bad for the Earth’s health. Check out these 12 foods that are hurting the environment and learn how you can eat a more planet-friendly diet. Rice Rice is the major calorie source for half of the world’s population, but growing rice accounts for one-third of the planet’s annual freshwater use, according to Oxfam. Luckily, a new farming method known as System of Rice Intensification has been developed that enables farmers to produce up to 50 percent more rice with less water. Oxfam is working to get rice-producing countries to convert 25 percent of their rice cultivation to SRI by 2025. Genetically Modified Foods As with human health risks, it’s unlikely that all the potential environmental harms of genetically modified foods have b...

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