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I came across this article and was drawn to it after all our discussions about whether or not certain things are really healthier or safer to eat. Some of the stuff appalled me more than others. For example, I was not that surprised or bothered by the fact that genetically engineered papaya is allowed in the U.S. but not in other countries. Maybe it is just easier for me to accept that one because I’ve been told that’s pretty much the only way to get papayas anymore. The two that bothered me the most were the rBGH dairy products and the Olean. The rBGH growth hormone is another gift brought to us by Monsanto, who I am now convinced is the Devil of the food industry. Allegedly this hormone causes all sorts of health problems and cancers in humans, but naturally, when journalists tried to expose the truth about it, Monsanto threatened to sue and everything went hush hush. Check out the article for the other products.



2 Responses to “Foods Banned in Other Countries But Not In U.S.”

  1. sjksjk says:

    I think this can relate well to the movie Forks Over Knives. It also goes to show how much unhealthier foods are in the US. The example in the movie was the man from China.
    I have personally experienced this. Whenever I would go to Korea over the summer, I would lose around 10 pounds. I didn’t do any more exercise at all. Coming back to the US, I would go back to my original weight after about 2 weeks. Since I used to go to Korea every other summer since 5th grade, I’ve experienced this a lot. My dad, who works internationally in Korea, also comments on this every time he visits.

  2. kmezwa says:

    That article was very interesting and led me to do some more investigation on Google. I found a recent article from this past December on 13 foods that are banned elsewhere in the world, yet remain hot items in the United States.

    One ingredient that really shocked me was common coloring agents such as Blue 1, Blue 2, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6. The article states that these colorings are found in sweets such as cake, sport drinks, and candy, in addition to some cheeses and even medicines. The part about adding harmful colorings to medicine really shocked me. It is crazy that while the FDA is trying to treat sicknesses, they could potentially be harming people with these colorings.

    Next, the article elaborates on the health hazards. “Today most artificial colors are made from coal tar, which is also used to seal-coat products to preserve and protect the shine of industrial floors.” It’s gross. To think that the cough syrup I desperately need to soothe my throat probably contains ingredients such as these is profound. These articles really got me thinking about even reading the labels on medicine and how it is tied to not only my health but my nutrition intake as well.

    Here is the article: http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/banned-foods-still-allowed-us

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