Chinese technology leaps ahead
Here in the U.S., fake food almost always cost more than the real thing—a lot more. Compare the price of sugar with sugar substitute, or those meatless meat products with actual meat. There's even a local furniture store selling—for what reason I can only imagine—a fake coffee pot half-full of fake coffee for around $90.
But in China, they can keep costs down enough to pass off fake food as the real thing and make a profit from it.
Boing Boing: Egg piracy in China: fake, toxic eggs lead to dementia: "Evil food pirates in China have developed a way to make fake eggs out of gelatine, benzoic acid, alum, and other ingredients of varying toxicity. The eggs are sold at a very low price to unsuspecting consumers and can be cooked just like the real thing. The good news: no cholesterol. The bad news: eating too many can lead to dementia."I'm not sure what I can add to that. Next thing you know, we'll be reading stories about ... well, hell, I don't know, but I never would have predicted this one. This proves I have no idea what might be coming up next.