The food we consume has a huge impact on our overall health, so we need to extra cautious about what we eat. We should make healthier food choices, avoid foods rich in chemicals, as well as too much sugar, cholesterol, or fat.
China has been producing fake rice for at least four years, and it is still on the market. Singapore media reported that this “rice” is produced with potatoes, sweet potatoes and – believe it or not – poisonous plastic. It is shaped like regular rice grains but remains hard after cooking and can cause serious health issues.
An undercover journalist has found out that in order to make the fake rice, a small amount of real rice is mixed with plastic rice, sprayed with a fragrance to replicate the original rice smell, packaged and shipped to stores. It was reported that annually 800,000 tons of real rice is produced, yet 10 million tons of rice is sold – whether plastic or another type of rice; more than 9 million tons of it is fake.