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10 American Food Products Banned In Other Countries


Many of the American food products are banned in other countries, and the Americans are more and more aware of the fact that the food sold in US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations.

10 American Food Products Banned in Other Countries

Preservatives BHA and BHT
BHA and BHT are commonly used preservatives that can be found in breakfast cereal, meat,beer, dehydrated potatoes, nut mixes, chewing gum, and butter spread. They have the ability to cause cancer in rats and there are risks that can cause cancer in humans as well.
Where it’s banned: in parts of the European Union, in Japan, and the UK does not allow BHA in infant foods.

Milk and Dairy Laced With rBGH
RBGH is a synthetic substance which is injected in cows in order to increase milk production. Luckily, it is banned in at least 30 other nations since it can be dangerous to human health, and it can increase the risk for colorectal and prostate cancer.

Where it’s banned: EU, Canada, Australia, Israel, New Zealand

Farm-Raised Salmon
In order to recognize wild Salmon, you should know that it need to have bright pinkish-red color due to the natural cartenoids contained in their diet. On the other hand, farmed salmon are raised on a unnatural diet of grains, plus a concoction of antibiotics and other chemicals and drugs which has not been approved for human consumption.

According to some stuides, it can damage your eyesight.

Where it’ banned: New Zealand and Australia

Genetically Engineered Papaya
Nowadays, papaya is genetically engenireed to be resistant to ringspot virus. These GMOs in animals can lead to birth defects, premature death, tumors, organ damage. So, as a result of that they are harmful for people’s health.

Where it’s banned: The European Union

Arsenic-Laced Chicken
Animals in the U.S. are often fed with arsenic-based drugs to make them grow faster and make their meat look more pink and therefore, more appealing.

According to some scientific reports, organic arsenic can transform into inorganic arsenic, which has been found in elevated levels in supermarket chickens.

Where it’s banned: The European Union

Rectopamine-Tainted Meat
Ractopamine (a repartitioning agent that increases protein synthesis) is currently used in about 45 percent of US pigs, 30 percent of ration-fed cattle, and an unknown percentage of turkeys are pumped full of this drug in the days leading up to slaughter.


According to the veterinarian Michae W. Fox, up to 20% of ractopamine remains in the meat you buy from supermarkets.

Rectopamine in animals can reduce the reproductive function, increase death, increase of mastitis in dairy herds, and disability. In addition, it can affect the human cardiovasular system.

Where it’s banned: 160 countries across Europe, Russia, mainland China and Republic of China (Taiwan).

Flame Retardant Drinks
BVO is a synthetic chemical, a flame retardant that is also damaging the central nervous system. This chemical is added in citrus-flavored sodas and sports drinks that are very popular in America.

Where it’s banned: Japan and Europe

Artificial Colors and Dyes
There are over 3,000 types of flavorings, colors and preservatives added in foods and drinks in U.S.

Aside their appearacne, they are very harmful for our overall health since they can lead to cancer, birth defects and behavioral issues.

Many of these are banned in other countries, based on research showing toxicity and hazardous health effects, especially with respect to adverse effects on children’s behavior.

Where it’s banned: Austria and Norway. The European Union requires a warning notice on most foods containing dyes, while in 2009, the British government advised companies to stop using these chemicals in foods and drinks.

Baked Goods with Potassium Bromate
Potassium bromate is used as an additive to commercial breads and baked goods, but it is very harmful because it can cause nervous system damage, various cancer, gastrointestinal issues, kidney problems and thyroid issues.

Where it’s banned: Europe, Canada and China

Many products like fat-free snacks, as well as chips and fries contain olestra, also known as Olean, which is a calorie- and cholesterol-free fat-like substance. It can lead to leaky bowels, cramps and diarrhea.

Where it’s banned: Canaca and the UK






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