9 American Foods That Have Been Banned In Other Countries

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Items on this list have been banned in other countries due to their toxicity to humans. If you're eating anything on this list, it might be time to rethink your diet.

Artificial Food Dyes - Cereals, baked goods, candy, sports drinks, soda

Brominated Vegetable Oil - Used in sports drinks and citrus flavored soda

Farmed Salmon - wild is always better than farmed raised.

Olestara - found in free potato chips and French fries

Azodicarbonamide - WHAT?  It's found in TV dinners, boxed pastas.  Helps bleach flour

Synthetic Hormones (rBGH and rBST) - found in milk and dairy

BHA & BHT - found in gum, milk, butter, mixed nuts and cereal

Arsenic - crazy but used in chicken feed to make chicken flesh more pink and appear healthier

Potassium Bromate - found in wraps, flatbread, bagel chips.

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