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KILLER_CLOWN
02-17-2011, 11:15 PM
Chinese companies mass producing fake rice out of plastic

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) The Chinese food contamination freak show is back in full swing with new reports out of Singapore indicating that certain Chinese companies are now mass producing and selling fake rice to unwitting villagers. According to a report in the Korean-language Weekly Hong Kong, the manufacturers are blending potatoes, sweet potatoes, and plastic industrial resin to produce the imitation rice.

A report in Very Vietnam states that an official from the Chinese Restaurant Association has announced that eating three bowls of this fake rice is the equivalent of eating an entire plastic bag. Consuming such plastic material is obviously a serious health hazard, and officials are allegedly gearing up to conduct an investigation into the factories accused of producing the phony rice.

The scandal is not a surprise when considering China's long legacy food problems, including the 2008 melamine-tainted milk incident where roughly 300,000 people were injured and at least six infants died as a result of being poisoned by the toxic chemical (http://www.naturalnews.com/024837_f...). Other tainted food from China has included melamine-tainted pet foods, lead-tainted children's cups, and even another fake rice case where a Chinese company added synthetic flavorings to ordinary rice to trick people into thinking it was the more expensive "Wuchang" variety.

Some media commentators have already begun to run wild with the fake rice story, comparing the imitation rice to what they say is the imitation reality in which the world lives.

"Fake stimulus, fake money printing, fake GDP growth, fake goods and services being produced, is ... forcing us to consume fake food because we can't afford real food, because we have no real growth, we have no real economy, we have no real industry, we only have fake stuff," bemoaned talk show co-host Stacy Herbert from Russia Today. "So it makes sense that we're only eating fake food."


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BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 05:55 AM
If true, then that's what you get when you allow the state the run capitalism—the ultimate consequence of Progressivism.

Jaric
02-18-2011, 06:56 AM
That's better than when some of the noodle houses were lacing their noodles with opium to gain "repeat business."

A clever business strategy for sure. Slightly unethical though.

jiveturkey
02-18-2011, 07:04 AM
If true, then that's what you get when you allow the state the run capitalism—the ultimate consequence of Progressivism.Couldn't something like this also be the results of a totally free market.

Without oversight no one would know that there was plastic in there and if their prices are better than the real rice they'd do pretty well.

Just throwing a different argument out there.

Dick Bull
02-18-2011, 07:04 AM
If true, then that's what you get when you allow the state the run capitalism—the ultimate consequence of Progressivism.

What?

BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 07:15 AM
Couldn't something like this also be the results of a totally free market.

Without oversight no one would know that there was plastic in there and if their prices are better than the real rice they'd do pretty well.

Just throwing a different argument out there.
Not quite.

As soon as a buyer finds out it's not rice then you have fraud:
That means a buyer is entitled to his money back.
This is legitimate govt function to police, since fraud is illegal in most places.
Places that do this go out of business, as they should and because ord of mouth gets around.


Just how does one get justice when a govt engages in fraud especially an omnipotent state like China?
You can't. It's easier for the state to stay in business locking in the criminality, making it more difficult than the free-market which punishes the right people.

JD10367
02-18-2011, 07:17 AM
Between this and the live-skinning of animals, plus that whole Communism and "billions of them" thing, I think it's time to launch the nukes.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-18-2011, 07:18 AM
Not quite.

As soon as a buyer finds out it's not rice then you have fraud:
That means a buyer is entitled to his money back.
This is legitimate govt function to police, since fraud is illegal in most places.
Places that do this go out of business, as they should and because ord of mouth gets around.


Just how does one get justice when a govt engages in fraud especially an omnipotent state like China?
You can't. It locks in the criminality making it more difficult than the free-market which punishes the right people.

Exactly when was the last time even our own government admitted to a mistake? That would be never.

BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 07:19 AM
Exactly when was the last time even our own government admitted to a mistake? That would be never.

I agree. I mean look at the banking frauds—they got bailed out. State capitalism aka neo-mercantilism at work here.

chiefsnorth
02-18-2011, 10:21 AM
We know many producers use binders and extenders to render more volume in many types of food than what they actually have.

The thing about this story that makes me wonder if it's true at all is just this - wouldn't it be more expensive to produce plastic rice than real rice? What is the financial benefit here? Rice is one of the cheapest things to produce that there is.

BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 10:55 AM
We know many producers use binders and extenders to render more volume in many types of food than what they actually have.

The thing about this story that makes me wonder if it's true at all is just this - wouldn't it be more expensive to produce plastic rice than real rice? What is the financial benefit here? Rice is one of the cheapest things to produce that there is.

This is true, but plastic? So long as it's disclosed information I'm fine on buyer beware unless a really bad for you.