I saw this video above is used over and over again by Fuhrman camp to say that Dr McDougall is promoting white rice, white bread, white potatoes etc and because of this they question whatever else he says. which if you were to just watch this clip, you would also get this impression that atleast he doesn't see anything wrong with it.
We also know that lot more other places, he talks about whole grains, non processed, non refined.
Dr M often gives an example of trim Asians, Asians are not better these days, Diabetes is on the rise, obesity is on the rise, Heart disease is on the rise in Asian countries.
Dr McDougall promotes a starch-based diet. Rice is starch. Potatoes are starch. Bread is starch.
Disease may be on the rise in Asian countries, but I really doubt the cause is too much white rice. The cause is the introduction of the Western diet (SAD)...things like cheeseburgers and fries, Coke and other crap...displacing the traditional foods. http://diet.com/g/asians-diet-of
Whether Asians go West and adapt to SAD or we export SAD there, they're going to get sicker because of it. It's not rocket science.