The Far East – and China in particular – is famed for its illicit trades. In times past it was the drugs business, known then as ‘The Opium Trade’ that ruled the roost. Now? Illegal trading in counterfeit goods is a multi-billion Dollar industry. Clothes, cigarettes, you know it – it gets faked. FOOD, even…
But we don’t just mean fake Twinkies or snide Doritos. We’re talking about something really quite different. Something a lot more worrying. Fake rice. Specifically, plastic rice. Rice is big business in China. An already inexpensive foodstuff, the profit margins are very small. So corners are often cut to maximize those profits. And for the last five years, a worrying trend. Rice is sometimes ‘cut’ with plastic to bulk it out.
Miniature pellets are created and mixed into the rice and the person eating it won’t notice the difference in texture. But the plastic can often be quite toxic. Rumors have been abound for many years about this practice, but proof has finally surfaced… And it is SHOCKING.
This is unbelievably shocking footage. What the HELL are they thinking?!