Warning! Toxic Chinese Rice Loaded with Plastic is Flooding Grocery Store Shelves
This days the situation with healthy food is often questionable. In China an enormous quantity of plastic rice leads to serious health issues.
The rice named Wuchang that is very popural as it has unique taste and pleasant smell.Even thou this rise is twice more expensive that the normal kind of rice it has its own dark side.
Hence, as the need for this Wuchang rice was rapidly growing, companies began to use the opportunity and produce fake rice for the same price.
This whole process of production of this toxic product lasts for more than four years, and it is recreated by mixing sweet, potatoes, and some dangerous toxic plastic.
This type of rice has the same size and shape of the original rice, but after being cooked, it becomes hard due to the plastic it contains and is extremely dangerous for the health.
An undercover journalist had exposed this information that companies in China actually combine small amounts of the real Wuchang rice with plastic rice, and spray it with a fragrance in order to imitate the original kind and in the end, it looks the same as the real Wuchang rice.
800,000 tons of actual Wuchang rice are produced annually, but on other hand 10 million tons is sold.This statistics show that 9 million tons of the sold Wuchang rice is actually fake.
Enormous quantities are required on the market, distributors claim that selling fake rice brings great profits as Korea Times states.
The process of production and selling fake rice was kept quiet of more than four years until they began to distribute it outside China, in countries like India, Singapore and Vietnam.
National Food Authority of the Republic of the Philippines conducted an investigation which will examine the reports of plastic rice and it will use a spectroscopy device to discover whether the rice is fake or not. They have also issued a warning.
It may sound scary but consumption of three bowls of this fake Wuchang rice equals the consumption of a whole plastic bag,It can lead to numerous severe digestion problems, especially if eaten often. Regarding the fact that most Chinese eat more than half a pound of rice on a daily basis, this becomes a seriously dangerous issue.
According to research, this rice leads to serious health risks linked to bisphenol A and a class of chemicals known as phthalates, often found in plastics.
Bisphenol A is able to impede the functions of hormones, especially estrogen. In has been related to negative results on reproductive development in a few animal studies.
Moreover, phthalates are plasticizers found in numerous different products, and have been banned in the EU since 2005. They cause a hormone disruption, and especially affect testosterone
A normal human body contains a small portion of significant quantity of phthalates and bisphenol A in the system, resulting from all the food in plastic containers we consume. But with consumption of this fake rice, amounts of these dangerous chemicals will have destructive impact of our health.
So far there have been no reports of this fake rice in United Stated, but there is no question it had been exported outside of China. In the end it is still unclear if countries have a proper inspection when an food has been imported.