Synthetic Rice

Date: July 09, 2015

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Chinese 'plastic' rice in India

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India might have banned Nestle Maggi for the lead content found in it, however the next more dangerous issue is about the plastic rice of China which is dumped in India.

The 'rice' is supposedly made in China 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.
It is also found to be having high amount of Chinese polymer. The rice reportedly stays hard even after being cooked and rice soup from it is hard compared to other rice soup, and forms a plastic sheath. The sheath burns like plastics when it is burned, people say.

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It has alleged that the rice imported from China also includes "plastic rice" and ordinary persons cannot differentiate between it and the real rice.It has said that plastic rice when ingested along with the real one is not digested and leads to serious gastric ailments.

 

 


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