First there were artificial eggs from China and now plastic rice
Shocking news was revealed recently, the one of the fake rice that spreads all over the Asian continent. In the beginning, it was only known as a rumor on Facebook or Whats App, but then it was verified by the major media in the world. Just a couple of days ago, the main information spread all over the world were about the fake eggs from China, and now, the plastic rice kicks in. just two more of the many examples on why we should be very careful and thoroughly read the labels when we buy things.
Local media in Asia state that this fake rice was first produced in Kerala, a southern state in India. Its origins were from China, but it quickly spread all over India, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
Even famous brands are not safe to buy, because many brands sell this plastic rice mixed with normal, natural rice. It is very difficult to say which brands are clean and which ones not. You can only feel the consequences for sure, them being stomach problems.
The ingredients of this rice are potatoes, sweet potatoes and synthetic resign, so it may cause harm to the system of digestion. But not only that, the poisons which you take in by eating this rice can cause numerous issues in your body; they may even lead to poisoning. The media also broadcast the information that it is present on the market for a long time. The first places where it appeared are Shaanxi and Taiyuan. The similarities to normal rice cause people not to check it before use.
The Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry strongly refutes the information and claims that the rice they produce and sell is safe to consume. Nevertheless, they state that they cannot guarantee that fake rice is not imported in the country and sold in some small shops.
Can we avoid fake rice?
As we said, it is especially difficult for you to recognize the quality of the rice you buy in the shops, but you can do it at home. Even when cooked, this rice remains same. It also gives every meal some kind of different, unusual taste. When exposed to great heat, it burns like plastic does.