Modern life is fast and hectic, and when you’re a dollar short and a day late a cheap and instant rice or noodle meal looks like a good option. But do genetic engineering, cancer-causing additives and bucket loads of salt and fat make these meals too costly to our health? Should processed starchy staples be off the menu? Carolyn puts a student flat on an instant noodle diet to find out. Does pasta really make us fat? Could some rice imports be putting our health at risk?