11 Food Ingredients Banned Outside the U.S. That We Eat

I’ve always wondered why the FDA allows so many ingredients in our foods that other countries have deemed unfit for human consumption. Even the cigarettes manufactured here have hundreds more additives than other nations around the globe. Why is that? And I won’t even get into the whole GMO thing. Seriously, wtf is that all about?

Of course, the FDA has their “scientific research” to back up their claim that a little yoga mat rubber in your Subway sandwich bread is just fine in small amounts.


We’re also known as the work-aholics of the world while other places mandate vacation time and daily “seistas”, capping work weeks at 39 hours.


It seems some folks understand the need for balance in the human body and living foods and leisure time should be as much a part of your day as brushing your teeth. When you add up the lack of rest (70%+ Americans report trouble sleeping), and dangerous foods we consume, it’s a wonder we manage the stress and strain put upon our bodies, minds and spirits. And that’s seriously in question considering the booming pharmaceutical industry and even boom-ier illegal drug trade.

Our bodies are sensitive and complex, operating on more levels in each moment than we can fathom. Certain things are required to maintain a healthy balance but the constant-and-never-satisfied quest for profit influences whether many American citizens ever experience this vital aspect of life. 

This article shows both sides of the argument on banned foods in detail leaving the choice up to you, Dear Reader. I know which way I’m going on this one and I’m opting out, thank you very much.

Stay informed! ~ Kat


11 Food Ingredients Banned Outside the U.S. That We Eat

 By  (@skimm) June 26, 2013
A recently published list of foods banned in countries outside the U.S. has riled the plates of many in the food industry.Image

Last week, Buzzfeed published a list of 8 ingredients banned outside the U.S. that are found in foods in America. The list was derived from the book, Rich Food, Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System, written by husband and wife team Jayson Calton, who has a Ph.D. in nutrition, and Mira Calton, a licensed certified nutritionist.

Said Mira Calton: “We call it our GPS of grocery purchasing system: how to identify dangerous ingredients — so people can shop safe and smart in the grocery store.”

The book includes a list of banned foods and dangerous foods, which they call “poor food.”

Calton said manufacturers are not putting these ingredients in their food to be “bad people.”

“It might have been part of their original formula and sometimes they don’t know,” Calton said.

The Food and Drug Administration assures the public that despite the frenzy over the list of ingredients banned in some countries outside the U.S., it is doing its job of monitoring food safety.

Continue reading article here


~ by katrinataylor44 on March 21, 2014.

One Response to “11 Food Ingredients Banned Outside the U.S. That We Eat”

  1. Actually when someone doesn’t be aware of after that its up
    to other people that theyy will assist, so here it happens.

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