Aware of the recent discovery concerning raw rice yet?! Recent studies about rice shows that the rice world has been manipulated as there now exist rice grains made from plastic. This is rather too unfortunate especially for Nigerians who are rice lovers because the fake rice has been circulated in the market. Some claim this plastic rice is being sold in the Nigerian market as far back as one year ago.
The republic of China which is widely known for mass production of rice has allegedly introduced the killer rice made from plastic which is obviously dangerous to the human health. Confirmed by The Korea Times, potato starch is now being mixed with plastic and formed into rice-shaped kernels. The grains are then steamed with a typical rice aroma.
Doctors have emphatically warned against the consumption of these artificial grains as three full portions contain as much plastic as there is in a little plastic bag. Now that is scary!!!
To test if rice grains is real or not, one could detect the authenticity in two ways; the fire method and the water method. To use the fire method, get some of the rice grains into a piece of paper and set it on fire. The grains would melt if it is made of plastic but wouldn’t if it is real rice.
The water method requires one to pour a little quantity of the grains inside a bowl of water and stir for some seconds. The killer rice is expected to float while the real grains should remain settled inside the water.
We all should be on the look out and try any of these methods on rice grains for our safety.
D.M: Something Hazardous is risky, dangerous.