10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries

In America is sold and also served food that in other countries has been forbidden, due to uncontrolled flavoring, artificial coloring and present preservatives in it. Also the list of toxic foods is growing day by day. If you want to be more careful, about what you are consuming, we recommend to you to check out this list above about foods that are freely sold in America, but in other countries they are banned:

  1. Farm-raised Salmon

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It is important to say that farmed salmon are raised on an unnatural diet of grains, antibiotics and other drugs. Actually this drug   causes their flesh to turn a gray color. In order to get rid of this not-appetizing color, they’re fed synthetic astaxanthin made from petrochemicals. That’s a mouthful, but the most important thing is that it has not been approved for human consumption. In Australia and New Zealand, farmed salmon that are fed these chemicals are banned

  1. Ractopamine-tainted Meat

Ractopamine is a drug that increases protein synthesis (it is used to make the animal more muscular), which produces more meat. Nowadays, in U.S. it is used over 45 % on pigs, over 30 % of ration-fed cattle, as well as turkeys. This drug is forbidden in many countries in Europe, mainland China and the Republic of China and Russia.

  1. Genetically Engineered Papaya

In order to be resistant to ringspot virus, the Hawaiian papaya is now genetically engineered. Probably, you have already heard about genetically engineered foods. It is forbidden in many countries in European Union. In animals, this food can cause organ damage, tumors, and premature death.

  1. Flame Retardant Drinks

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Sodas and sports drinks that are citrus-flavored are common in the States, but what most don’t realize is that they contain brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a synthetic chemical which was originally brought to chemical companies as a flame retardant. To the central nervous system, bromine is a depressant, and in Europe and Japan it’s banned.

  1. Arsenic-laced Chicken

In U. S are using this Arsenic based drugs in order to make this animals grow faster. Also they help their meat appear pinker.

This drugs are safe , because in organic for they are less toxic .But on the other hand , some studies claim that organic arsenic can transform in to inorganic arsenic . This inorganic arsenic can be very harmful for human’s health. This is the reason why drugs based on arsenic are forbidden for using in EU.

  1. Artificial Colors and Dyes

In the United States, there are more than 3,000 preservatives, flavorings and colors added to foods. These additives can be very harmful and can produce many health effects including cancer, birth defects and other health issues. These harmful food additives are banned in Australia and also in Norway.

  1. Baked Goods with Potassium Bromate

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In most of cases potassium bromate it has been used as an additive in breads and baked goods. In some studies it has been claimed that potassium bromate can cause kidney and nervous system damage, gastrointestinal discomfort, thyroid problems, and even cancer. It’s banned in the European Union, Canada and China.

  1. BHA and BHT

BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) are preservatives that are commonly used in food. BHA has been proven to cause cancer in rats, and could possibly cause cancer in humans. These two harmful preservatives are banned in Japan and parts of the European Union, and the United Kingdom does not allow them to be used in the production of baby food.

  1. Olestra/Olean

Created by Procter & Gamble, Olestra (also called Olean), is a calorie- and cholesterol-free fat substitute often used in fat-free snacks. Your chips and French fries could contain Olestra, causing problems such as diarrhea, cramps and leaky bowels. This is the reason why it is forbidden in Canada and United Kingdom

  1. Milk and Dairy Laced with right

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In order to increase milk production, RBGH is a synthetic version of natural bovine somatotropin that is injected into cows. Unfortunately, in humans, it can increase risk for cancer by converting normal tissue cells into cancerous ones. RBGH it is forbidden in Canada,   New Zealand, Israel, Australia and the European Union.

Source: www.davidwolfe.com