A Chinese food influencer’s videos showing how easy it is to replace key ingredients in common foods with additives and synthetic items aim to expose China’s food industry’s shortcomings. Photo: SCMP composite
A Chinese food influencer’s videos showing how easy it is to replace key ingredients in common foods with additives and synthetic items aim to expose China’s food industry’s shortcomings. Photo: SCMP composite

This man is one of China’s most outspoken food influencers with millions of fans – he exposes synthetic products like fake steak and milk tea without dairy

  • A food influencer in China is causing controversy with videos showing how the quality of manufactured foods are diluted with additives to cut costs
  • In one popular video he showed a method of making jelly using pigment powder, water and a seaweed extract but without any fruit

A Chinese food influencer’s videos showing how easy it is to replace key ingredients in common foods with additives and synthetic items aim to expose China’s food industry’s shortcomings. Photo: SCMP composite
A Chinese food influencer’s videos showing how easy it is to replace key ingredients in common foods with additives and synthetic items aim to expose China’s food industry’s shortcomings. Photo: SCMP composite
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