"Singapore media claim that fake rice is being distributed in the Chinese town of Taiyuan, in Shaanxi province. This “rice” is a mix of potatoes, sweet potatoes, and plastic. It is formed by mixing the potatoes and sweet potatoes into the shape of rice grains, then adding industrial synthetic resins. Since the rice does not behave like normal rice, it stays hard even after it has been cooked. Such synthetic resins can also be very harmful if consumed.
A Chinese Restaurant Association official said that eating three bowls of this fake rice would be like eating one plastic bag. Due to the seriousness of the matter, he added that there would be an investigation of factories alleged to be producing the rice. Meanwhile, the low cost of the fake rice is allowing wholesalers to make large profits." (via very Vietnam)
This sounds too odd to be true, but if it is then it is seriously insane. Selling potatoes pressed in the shape of rice grains and covered with plastics - to do what - get the Chinese to eat more potatoes??
Auch eine Lösung die Chinesen dazu zu bringen mehr Kartoffeln als Reis zu essen. Einfach Kartoffeln in Reisform pressen und mit Plastik überziehen. "Lecker" ...