In recent years we have been witnessing a flood of artificial eggs on the market, but now, there’s a new threat rising in the form or plastic, artificial rice, which is found throughout Asia. At the moment, the plastic rice is quickly spreading through Singapore.
The artificial rice that’s flooding the market is hardly recognized as it is mixed with real rice, and can cause serious health problems such as gastritis. The rice is coated with a poisonous resin which can even be fatal.
According to scientists, the rice is made from potatoes, sweet potatoes and synthetic resin, and is incredibly similar to natural rice, which is why it often goes unnoticed. And, although the situation is getting worse by the hour, the Malaysian Agriculture Industry and the Ministry claims that they haven’t received any reports about the plastic rice and that it is probably spreading through smaller stores rather than big markets. However, the threat still remains.