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UP to 10 per cent of rice grown in China is contaminated with harmful heavy metals stemming from pollution linked to the nation's rapid industrialisation, a report has found.
This week's edition of the New Century magazine cited studies showing that large amounts of Chinese rice have been tainted with heavy metals like cadmium for years but that little has been done to highlight the dangers.
The "rice" is made by mixing potatoes, sweet potatoes and plastic. The potatoes are first formed into the shape of rice grains. Industrial synthetic resins are then added to the mix. The rice reportedly stays hard even after being cooked.
The Korean-language Weekly Hong Kong reported that the fake rice is being sold in the Chinese town of Taiyuan, in Shaanxi province.
"A Chinese Restaurant Association official said that eating three bowls of this fake rice would be like eating one plastic bag. Due to the seriousness of the matter, he added that there would be an investigation of factories alleged to be producing the rice," Very Vietnam noted.
Originally posted by Iamschist
This is an interesting thread. I would like to know if this rice is exported or if they are only poisoning their own?
I agree that China has very bad food safety protections. Do you think they will change this, what do you think it will take to change this?
I Know what Melamine laced dog food from China did to my dog. Killed it. I know about the melamine in milk products,chocolate,etc. I know about the lead in paint of children's toys. The bedbugs in clothing, and many more things. I don't trust them anymore.