10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries

Everybody knows that there are many foods -- eaten and sold in the USA that are actually banned in other countries. This is not unexpected, minding the fact that these foods are full with toxins, flavorings and various preservatives.

What is a good thing is that people taking care about their health. If you are doing the same thing, then this article is the perfect one for you because here you can read about the top 10 foods that are consumed in the USA and are banned around the world.

So we recommend you to stop using these harmful foods:

1. Arsenic-laced chicken

Arsenic based drugs are used in America to speed up the growth of animals and also make the pink color on the meat.

The FDA states that arsenic is not less harmful in inorganic form, but numerous studies have showed the opposite results- that it has the ability to turn into inorganic arsenic and damage our health.

And European Union has banned the arsenic-based drugs.

2. Farm-raised Salmon

Salmon which is raised on a farm is fed with unnatural diet – containing grains, antibiotics and other. Due to this, their meat becomes gray, and when they try to ameliorate this problem, they give them synthetic astaxanthin – made from petrochemicals.

New Zealand and Australia have banned this kind of salmon for consummation.

3. Ractopamine – tainted Meat

In order to produce more meat and increase the protein synthesis, the animals are given ractopamine. Taking in consideration the profit they make, the producers used this drug in 45% of the pigs and in 30% of turkeys and cattle.

Even though this type of meat is legal in the USA, it has been banned in 160 European countries, the Republic of China, mainland China and in Russia.

4. Milk and Dairy Laced with RBGH

The cows are injected with RBGH -- synthetic type of the natural bovine somatotropin, in order to increase the milk production. RBGH has the ability to transform normal tissue cells into cancerous cells. The European Union, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Israel have banned these types of milk and dairy.

5. Olestra / Olean

Procter & Gamble produce olestra – which is added to fat-free snacks and it is a fat –free, cholesterol-free and calorie-free substitute. It results in leaky bowels, diarrhea and cramps, and the United Kingdom and Canada have banned this from consummation.

6. Artificial dyes and colors

The products used in America are full with over 3,000 colors, flavorings and preservatives and they have been the main culprit for many severe health conditions like behavioral problems, cancer and birth defects. Austria and Norway have banned them from consummation.

7. Baked-Goods with potassium bromate

Potassium bromated is an additive that is commonly used in baked goods and breads, and it can cause gastrointestinal discomfort, nervous system damage and kidney damage, and thyroid problems. It has been banned in the European Union, Canada and China.

8. BHT and BHA

The food that we eat can also contain the 2 two common preservatives -- BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) and BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole). But, BHA can lead to cancer in rats, and also may be the reason for cancer in humans. The United Kingdom has banned its use in baby food, and some countries in the European Union and Japan have completely banned its use.

9. Flame Retardant Drinks

The sodas are the most commonly used in America which have a citrus flavor, but they actually have brominated vegetable oil (BVO) – a chemical and its primary use was as a flame retardant by chemical companies. It has the ability to act as a depressant to the nervous system, and Europe and Japan have banned its use.

10. Genetically Engineered Papaya

In order to make it more resistant to ringspot virus, the Hawaiian papaya is genetically engineered. But, this can lead to premature deaths, tumors, organ damage, birth defects, intestinal damage and tumors in animals. The European Union has banned this product, even though it is still legal in America.