These 15 Common Foods Have Been Banned In Different Countries Around The World
Food is something we all need in order to survive and we know the difference between organic and synthetic. Organic is a good, healthy and great for our bodies while synthetic is bad and may cause damage in the long run.
When we say ‘common safe food’ you might think, meats, bread, etc. These are very common no matter where you live and since it is consumed by the majority of the population we believe them to be safe. But, in some countries, these very same food items are banned. Today, we’re going to be discussing 15 very common food items that are banned in other countries.
Margarine was first made in 1969 in France and today is used as a spread for flavoring, baking, and cooking. But unfortunately, margarine is made up of 15% trans fats which are very bad for one’s health. This is why this product is banned in Denmark, Switzerland, and Canada. Large amounts of trans fats can cause high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and metabolism issues.
Bread, for some people, is a daily necessity as they cannot begin their day without it. But, in Europe and Australia, any bread containing azodicarbonamide (ADA, E927) is banned. ADA is a compound used to make bread last longer and stay fresher but is very harmful to humans as it may cause asthma and other allergies.
We knew chips are bad from the start. They are just fried food which can lead to weight gain and other problems but some chips are cooked in olestra which is a synthetic fat substitute. This is very harmful to our human health and that is why this has been banned in Europe and Canada.
Did you know that 82% of all soybeans that are grown are in some way genetically modified? Yes, that statistic is true and which is why they are banned in European countries, the Persian Gulf, Russia, and a few other countries. Soy sauce also contains ethyl carbamate, which in large quantities can be dangerous.
Yes, even chicken. It is hard to believe that a food that is so common around the world can be banned in some places. But thankfully it is not all chickens. This ban that has been in effect since 1997 is only on chickens that have been treated with chlorine. Chickens are washed in chlorine to avoid the possibility of salmonella. But, high amounts of chlorine is bad for our health.