This is harder to answer as there are no concrete evidence or eyewitness accounts to back it up, so for now it’s just a rumor.

In February of this year, Phan Van Lieu, Chairman of Hoi An Farmers, said, “The Farmers Association collaborated with local authorities to check each facility cooking corn, but did not detect any household boiling corn with zinc batteries and chemicals. We are inviting the competent authorities to investigate and bring back the fair truth for our people.”

Results are still pending.

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