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How Rice Built The World As We Know It

How Rice Built The World As We Know It

Rice: It’s not just delicious, it’s also the building block of a large percentage of the world’s diet. But rice — and how we finally figured out how to domesticate it — is responsible for shaping a lot more than just what’s on our plates.

This Gorgeous Stained Glass Landscape Is Actually A Rice Field

This Gorgeous Stained Glass Landscape Is Actually A Rice Field

Who knew growing rice on a mountain could be so beautiful? The Ailao Mountains in Yunnan, China, have been carved into thousands of gradual steps, each a paddy growing red rice. The rice terraces stretch out over some 400 square miles of mountains and valleys.