The problem with rice no one is talking about

DW Planet A Dec 9, 2022

Half the world eats it. One-fifth of our calories come from it. But rice has a dark secret: It pumps pollutants into the air and is vulnerable to extreme weather. So how can we grow rice better? Credits Reporter: Ajit Niranjan Camera: Florian Mettke Video Editor: Nils Reinecke Supervising editor: Joanna Gottschalk, Michael Trobridge, Kiyo Dörrer We’re destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change. Every Friday we’ll take a truly global look at how to get us out of this mess.


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