“Obviously using cauliflower instead of rice cuts carbs, but it’s also a good way to eat locally grown food instead of imported rice.” Um… assuming most Buzzfeed readers are Americans, most rice isn’t imported. The US is the thirteenth largest rice producer on the planet, and unless it’s basmati or jasmine it’s almost always going to be American if you buy it in a US supermarket. Actually, the countries that produce more rice than the US are also the ones that consume more of it (China, India, Thailand, Japan, etc.), so really most people around the world are eating domestically-produced rice when they’re having it. Whether it’s rice or cauliflower that has the lower overall environmental impact, including all effects and not just those of shipping, is of course a different question, but it doesn’t seem like the post here has done that research. Caring for the environment is important, but if one really does care one shouldn’t just do it symbolically and without actually thinking about it.