Yes, they fake food.
Their economy is fine, why do you ask?
The future of humanity, right guys?
I mean, they won’t just starve at the next pandemic, will they?
Sure, they’re honest and high-IQ enough to be our allies.
What could go wrong? We can trade with them.
They won’t just poison us so their own citizens don’t starve.
Plastic rice, Jesus Christ.
You can’t work with a low-trust society as a high-trust one and no, collectivism doesn’t count. They lie as part of their culture.