Philippines Expat: Fake rice in the Philippines

Fake rice in the Philippines initially appeared in Davao. My big concern is two fold the first one being that this fake rice was made of plastic, the second being that there is fabricated rice also being made in the Philippines.
Because there is a development of rice using things like starch and corn and then shaping it to look like rice. My big question would be why does it need to be shaped like rice if it isn’t rice? The next question being is how many people are aware this is even amongst the normal rice they are eating?
Personally we stick to specific rice we know but I also don’t understand the Philippines rice prices which I will cover in the next video.
But fake rice is something to be aware of especially those made of plastic that are difficult if not impossible to digest in the human stomach.

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