Jun 20 - 8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

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Jun 20 - 8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries
 

 
1. Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and inhibits nerve-cell development.
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Found in: Practically everything we eat: cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy, and even MACARONI AND CHEESE.

Why itís dangerous: Artificial dyes are made from chemicals derived from PETROLEUM, which is also used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt and TAR! Artificial dyes have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity, just to name a few things.

Where itís banned: Norway, Finland, Austria, France, and the U.K.

For more information on artificial dyes, visit visit this link 100 Days of Real Food.

2. Olestra (or Olean): Lowers calorie counts while causing vitamin depletion and anal leakage.
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Found in: Fat-free potato chips, corn chips, and French fries.

Why itís dangerous: Created by Procter & Gamble as a substitue for cooking oil, Olestra robs your body of its ability to absorb vitamins. Fun side effects include cramps and leaky bowels.

Where itís banned: The U.K. and Canada.

For more information on Olestra, visit Time magazineís visit this link ď50 Worst Inventions.Ē

3. Brominated vegetable oil: Makes food dye stick to liquid, but also may cause birth defects and major organ damage.
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Found in: Sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas.

Why itís dangerous: Bromine is a chemical used to stop CARPETS FROM CATCHING ON FIRE, so you can see why drinking it may not be the best idea. BVO is linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss.

Where itís banned: In over 100 countries.

For more info on BVO, visit Web MDís visit this link ďBrominated Vegetable Oil Q&A.Ē


4. Potassium bromate (or bromated flour): Great for impatient bakers, bad for your kidneys and nervous system.
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Potassium bromate (or bromated flour): Great for impatient bakers, bad for your kidneys and nervous system.

Found in: Wraps, rolls, bread crumbs, bagel chips, flat breads.

Why itís dangerous: Derived from the same harmful chemical as brominated vegetable oil, brominated flour is used to decrease baking time and reduce costs. Only problem is, itís linked to kidney damage, cancer, and nervous system damage.

Where itís banned: Europe, Canada, and China.

For more information on potassium bromate, visit Live Scienceís ďvisit this link The Truth About Potassium Bromate.Ē


5. Azodicarbonamide: Bleaches flour, plastic, and induces asthma as an added bonus.
Azodicarbonamide: Bleaches flour, plastic, and induces asthma as an added bonus.
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Found in: Breads, frozen dinners, boxed pasta mixes, and packaged baked goods.

Why itís dangerous: Used to bleach both flour and FOAMED PLASTIC (yoga mats and sneakers soles), azodicarbonamide has been known to induce asthma.

Where itís banned: Australia, the U.K., and most European countries.

For more information on azodicarbonamide, visit visit this link Food-u-cate.

6. BHA & BHT: Waxy preservatives linked to cancer and tumors.
BHA & BHT: Waxy preservatives linked to cancer and tumors.
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Found in: Cereal, nut mixes, gum, butter, meat, dehydrated potatoes.

Why itís dangerous: Used to keep food from becoming rancid, BHA and BHT are known to cause cancer in rats. And weíre next!

Where itís banned: England, Japan, and many other European countries.

For more information on BHT and BHA, visit Berkley Wellnessí visit this link ďTwo Preservatives To Avoid?Ē
Source: amazon.com

7. Synthetic growth hormones rBGH and rBST: Harm cows and can give humans brea$t, colon, and prostate cancer.
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Found in: Milk and dairy products.

Why itís dangerous: Growth hormones are bad for cows and people, causing infertility, weakened muscle growth, and a whole array of cancers.

Where itís banned: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the EU.

For more information on rBGH and rBST, visit the American Cancer Societyísvisit this link  info page.

8. Arsenic: Basically this ish will slowly k!ll you.
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Found in: Poultry.

Why itís dangerous: Used as chicken feed to make their meat appear pinker and fresher, arsenic is POISON, which will k!ll you if you ingest enough.

Where itís banned: The EU.

For more information on arsenic, visit NPRís visit this link ďHow Trace Amounts Of Arsenic End Up In Grocery Store Meat.Ē

152 comments for "Jun 20 - 8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries"

 5 years ago '04        #2
matelyan 21 heat pts21
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And then they wonder why our health care system is overburdened and so many Americans are obese and suffering from cancer and other life threatening diseases.

The sh*t we eat is literally k!lling and destroying this nation.
 5 years ago '05        #3
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 matelyan said:
And then they wonder why our health care system is overburdened and so many Americans are obese and suffering from cancer and other life threatening diseases.

The sh*t we eat is literally k!lling and destroying this nation.
Yet the life expectancy in the US is still near the top of the list.
 06-20-2013, 11:16 AM         #4
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pnoi89




The US is 53rd bro.......FOH



 5 years ago '12        #5
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 matelyan said:
And then they wonder why our health care system is overburdened and so many Americans are obese and suffering from cancer and other life threatening diseases.

The sh*t we eat is literally k!lling and destroying this nation.
Right. And people knock me for being raw or vegan
 5 years ago '12        #6
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 Jayg36 said:
What can we do about it? Rallies have only taken us so far. How can we make ourselves truly heard???
Just change you and your loved one. Can't worry about "we" and "us." 90% of people don't know or care about what is going on.

"You either gon make sh*t happen, watch sh*t happen, or not know what happened" - Joe Budden
 5 years ago '12        #7
wiitPanther 17 heat pts17
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Scary sh*t. And this is just 8 items.
 5 years ago '04        #8
matelyan 21 heat pts21
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 Jayg36 said:
What can we do about it? Rallies have only taken us so far. How can we make ourselves truly heard???
I used to want to change the world one person at a time. I thought I could influence millions and make everything better. Then I grew up and realized that the best thing I could do to influence and create change is to become the change I'd like to see in others in myself.

Now I bike to work, try to eat organic as possible, workout daily and constantly encourage and educate my friends and family.

And hopefully someday others will catch on.
 06-20-2013, 11:52 AM         #9
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 pnoi89 said:
Yet the life expectancy in the US is still near the top of the list.
This

n*ggas want me to stop drinking orange soda and eating fried chicken :jayhah2:
 5 years ago '04        #10
matelyan 21 heat pts21
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 snoopdoggiz said:
This

n*ggas want me to stop drinking orange soda and eating fried chicken :jayhah2:
Personally, I say consume whatever you want. Just be prepared for the consequences of your actions.

It's Survival of the fittest, not the fattest.
 5 years ago '07        #11
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 matelyan said:
Personally, I say consume whatever you want. Just be prepared for the consequences of your actions.

It's Survival of the fittest, not the fattest.
Then u get hit by a car..or get cancer...worry is the worst k!ller....just eat til u full..then workout later.
 06-20-2013, 12:08 PM         #12
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anything in this world can cause damage.water can k!ll you if you consume too much of it.the air in beijing will k!ll u.i know these are not foods but nothing is safe anymore.to each his own.
 06-20-2013, 12:13 PM         #13
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What countries???? I travel all of the time and they have most if not all of these products in others countries. Not co-signing this crap(btw Forks Over Knives changed my life) just asking but a lot of countries sell this crap.
 06-20-2013, 12:25 PM         #14
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I eat everything on that list...but some of the stuff they put in the food is straight disgusting.

Question about the arsenic in chicken...is it all types of chicken (grilled, broiled, baked) or is it just fried chicken?

They found traces of arsenic in Splenda, speaking of which I thought aspartame would make the list.
 5 years ago '07        #15
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 wiitPanther said:
Scary sh*t. And this is just 8 items.
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 Jayg36 said:
What can we do about it? Rallies have only taken us so far. How can we make ourselves truly heard???
it's all about the dollar. You can just be conscious of what you buy. If you buy organic, you encourage companies to go organic. I mean most of the sh*t in the chips and soda isles is garbage anyway.

If we got everyone who already buys organic to consciously but non-gmo, that would decrease profits by a ton. The first part is getting the word out. Then it's up to the individuals to use their buying power to invoke change.

 pnoi89 said:
Yet the life expectancy in the US is still near the top of the list.
It's amazing how long constant doctors visits and being pumped full of prescription drugs can prolong death. Just because we're 53rd doesn't mean that people have good lives. Just means they're rotting away in hospitals longer.

 NiteTerroz said:
What countries???? I travel all of the time and they have most if not all of these products in others countries. Not co-signing this crap(btw Forks Over Knives changed my life) just asking but a lot of countries sell this crap.
They may have it, but it's produced differently. There are countries that have Kraft Mac n' Cheese but it's not GMO like it is in the US.


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 5 years ago '05        #17
highcalibermusi 1 heat pts
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 Ldogg310 said:
Its all about corporate greed and money.

Until the consumer takes back control of the industry by not buyin the garbage they put out there, nothing will ever change..

As they say money is the rude of all evil.
i agree with you all the way but "rude of evil"?


 5 years ago '12        #18
wiitPanther 17 heat pts17
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 djdeez1211 said:
just eat til u full
Yknow it takes like 15/20 minutes delay for the brain to realise you're full. So if you keep eating til you're full, you're 15/20 minutes past it.

The american way.
 5 years ago '09        #19
messy marv stan 4696 heat pts4696
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the fda says that these chemicals are in our food for health reasons
there shouldnt even be a 1ppm ratio or whatever the fda allowed standard is
 06-20-2013, 02:15 PM         #20
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This is exactly why when I'm hungry I just go outside and eat grass and also berries from bushes. And i drink water straight from the lake by my house. I'm gonna live til 120
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