China’s fake food crisis: Dead dogs and plastic rice
The pursuit of profit in China has reached a new low. Fake food, fake drugs and dangerous industrial ingredients are rife in Chinese food processing. Thousands of dogs are dead after Chinese pet food ingredients proved deadly. Hundreds sickened in Panama. Plastic rice? U.S. official are said to be applying pressure to the Chinese government to crackdown on offenders and raise food processing standards.
It all makes growing and buying local foods seem a good deal safer.
Let’s review the reasons to be cautious about foods imported from China.
Chinese firms mixed melamine into wheat flour to articicially boost protein tests. The New York Times reports that up to 4,000 dogs died as a result of the contamination. Check to see where the ingredients in your pet food come from.
A report from Natural News citing sources from Weekly Hong Kong and Very Vietnam reports that Chinese manufacturers are using a blend of sweet potato, potatoes and plastic resin to make fake rice, essentially selling plastic as food. “A Chinese Restaurant Association official said that eating three bowls of this fake rice would be like eating one plastic bag.”
Science Daily reports that countries all over the world are cracking down after China executed a top official for approving fake medicines. The New York times reports that 100 people in Panama diedfrom using medication containing antifreeze that was sold as a pharmaceutical syrup base.
Poison bean sprouts
MSNBC.com reports: “The Legal Daily newspaper said in an online report that police in Shenyang had seized 40 tons of bean sprouts treated with the chemical compounds sodium nitrite (a known carcinogen) and urea, as well as antibiotics and a plant hormone called 6-benzyladenine.” Legal Daily says the problem has been going on for “years.” Twelve people were arrested.
You probably know by now that the food you eat daily has a significant influence on your overall health, therefore, paying attention to your diet is of utmost importance. Hence, you need to make healthy food choices by avoiding foods rich in chemicals and toxins, as well as foods that contain a lot of sugar, fat, or cholesterol.
-When it comes to food, you should know that what you consume needs to be organically produced, because otherwise, your well-being is at risk. When it comes to healthy and unhealthy food, it appears that there is an increase in the production of plastic rice in China.
-Namely, this fake rice is made from sweet potatoes, potatoes, and synthetic resin or plastic. The mixture is in the form of grains that are much similar to rice.
How to recognize fake rice
-Plastic rice forms a thick layer on top of the water when cooked.
-Fake rice will float in a glass of water.
-Plastic rice burns like plastic and the flame release a plastic odor.
-Fake rice doesn’t form mold.