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Nigerian authorities have intercepted a shipment of some 2.5 tons of fake rice,supposedly from China

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  1. Anees

    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    2.5 tons of fake plastic rice seized in Nigeria
    Published time: 22 Dec, 2016 16:17Edited time: 22 Dec, 2016 17:03
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    Amid skyrocketing food prices and inflation ahead of Christmas, Nigerian authorities have intercepted a shipment of some 2.5 tons of fake rice, supposedly from China. Health warnings have been issued and an arrest made.
    The 102 bags of fake rice, weighing 25kg (a little over 50lb) each and labeled ‘Best Tomato Rice’, are thought by customs officers to have been smuggled in through the port in Lagos, according to AFP. The port city is the country’s main commercial hub.

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    The connection to China is being suggested after 'rice' made from plastic pellets was discovered at the same port last year.

    A suspect was arrested Wednesday, and warnings were immediately issued to steer clear of the rice, and definitely not cook it. It was upon cooking the rice that customs officials saw its sticky constitution, realizing it was not safe.

    “Only God knows what would have happened if people consumed it," customs controller Mohammed Haruna told local media, as cited by AFP.

    Being Nigeria’s most popular staple food, rice is in massive demand, especially with Christmas around the corner and owing to rising inflation. But rice imports are banned in Nigeria – a tactic to boost local production. The country has just experienced its 13th straight month of increasing inflation, and food prices are said to be the driver.

    Authorities say the rice was intended for sale at the numerous Christmas-themed events and festivities around the country.

    A 25kg bag, like the ones confiscated, is estimated to be worth 20,000 naira (US$63) – twice what they were last December.

    Further analysis of the rice is now being carried out at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.

    https://www.rt.com/news/371294-fake-plastic-rice-nigeria/
     
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    Wolfpack Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    This Fake/Plastic rice has reached even Andhra Pradesh,Telangana states.The way to identify it is when you boil it,it takes a lot of time to boil and gives off a layer of plastic like starch which sticks on the top and the cooked rice is uncooked .
     
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    Plastic eggs and plastic rice have reached India. Lots of Facebook and whatsapp videos are circulating.
     
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    Kind of taking humans for less than living creatures isn't it ?
    Punishment should be maximum for these kind of offences .

    @PARIKRAMA

    Guys if anyone gets solid evidence.
    Please report.
     
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    Tejasmk3 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    It's not just for Africa or other countries, a lot of this happens within China, and even in other countries see this:
     
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    cant they make anything out of plastic other than eating grains and eggs ?
    how weird can we get?

    imagine if it gets adulterated with original rice, how are we know before buying .
    cant imagine ...
    how are we to trust what we eat in hotels?
     
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    Echo_419 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Not gonna eat rice from now on
    except maybe with

    Chinese Manufacturing powerness has reached new levels
     
  8. Sathya

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    Best to grow ourselves for our own consumption, recently I used coconut oil grinded ourselves .
    It smell and taste are superb . Fresh. Even for hair oil, it's equivalent to best.
    Only limitation is we have do it in small quantity or use it faster
    since we don't use preservatives, it might spoil faster.
     
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    Well buy from farmers than super market.
     
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    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    China has mastered the art of fake goods. They can even make fake rise and gutter oil. Earlier, it happened to be fake mobiles, fake electronic goods etc but now even rice and oil is also fake. Though people may give china credit for various things they produce but i will hail them making fake things. They can even make fake rice. In some time from now, we shall listen that they make fake human beings.
     
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    They have done it with an animal few months ago. They showed a dog as tiger/lion in a zoo. Then it barked ....:biggthumpup::lol::lol:
     
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    Farmers give it at cheaper prices
    But they can't and market. That's their weak point. Recently group called UYIR is buying directly from farmers who grow naturally and marketing it .

    If I get in better position, it's one of my ambition to help them market.
     
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    Now this :lol:
     
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