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5 American Products That Were Banned In Other Countries

Have you ever really thought about what we buy at the grocery store? We often trust the manufacturer's commercials, the popularity of a product, and the beautiful package without even thinking about the horrors that can be hidden inside.

However, here are 5 products that were banned in European countries because of their Ingredients

1) Artificial dyes

Countries including Norway, Finland, and France have banned these dyes, likely because they have been linked to brain cancer. These additives are found in certain candy, cereal, soda drinks, and sports drinks

While they were created for the sake of food safety, many posed health risks of their own. Many synthetic colors were deemed illegal because they were shown to cause adverse health effects.

2) GMO

GMO is banned in other countries because over 80% of GMO crops grown around the world have been engineered for herbicide tolerance, resulting in a significant increase in the use of toxic herbicides, increasing its negative impact on the environment and human health. Several countries around the world have banned the use of GMOs.

3) Bread with the addition of baking powder

Potassium bromate, a potent oxidizer that helps bread rise, has been linked to headaches, skin rashes, and problems with digestion. Other countries, including China, Brazil and members of the European Union, have weighed the potential risks and decided to outlaw potassium bromate in food.

4) Farmed salmon

Another food that's banned in various countries is farm-raised salmon. Although in theory this method seems sustainable and ideal, countries like Australia have banned the product because of the chemicals and antibiotics the fish are fed to keep the same color that wild salmon have.

5) Milk

Manufacturers use many different tricks to increase sales. In order to get more milk, some cows in the USA are given a growth hormone. The use of the milk from such cows is connected with a risk of cancer, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and an increase in the level of thyroid hormones.That's why this milk is banned in Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and 29 other European countries.

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