Did you know that some of the foods we eat in America are banned in other countries ? It's a shame because many Americans are just not informed about the dangerous chemicals, dyes, hormones, etc. that we and our children are eating in everyday foods like milk, cheese, turkey, bread, etc. . Although these products contain additives and chemicals that are permitted in the United States, many other countries find these products unsafe and ban then from being sold in their country.
|GMO Papaya is sold in US, and banned in Europe|
I have a real bone to pick with this issue. I was a high school teacher for 25 years. During that time, I worked with many students who were labeled ADHD, others who had difficulty focusing, and yet other bright kids who struggled with learning disabilities, allergies, asthma, etc. I have always believed that diet and the environment impact on the nervous systems of these sensitive individuals either positively or negatively. Is there such a thing as ADHD or is it exposure to unsafe chemicals that affect fragile nervous systems.
|Artificial Dyes and Coloring known to be harmful|
I compare it to alcoholism. Some individuals are just very sensitive and one drink can lead them into addiction. Yet, other people are able to drink and never become addicted. I feel that there are children who are sensitive to chemicals, insecticides, sugar, etc. and these students are highly affected by food that is not in a natural state and other environmental toxins. Unfortunately, the numbers of children affected are growing and many children suffer with headaches, inattention, fogginess, inability to pay attention, impulsiveness, etc.difficulty reading , etc.
The question is why do we in America allow known toxins in our food supply that are banned in other countries because they are considered an unsafe health threat?
I saw a disturbing article on Twitter this week. I took the time to read it, re-tweet it ,and I still felt like I wanted to blog about it! In an effort to have a greater awareness of healthy and unhealthy foods, I've been doing some research. Below is the partial list of foods that are banned in other countries! I also included the original article. You can read the article to find out the reasons and more in-depth information. The link is at the end of this post.
|I find safer foods at Trader Joe's and the prices are reasonable|
A partial list of banned foods in other countries:
- #1: Milk and Dairy Products Laced with rBGH ( most milk and Cheese in the US contain rBGH - Trader Joe's sells their brand of cheese that is rBGH -free at a reasonable price
- Genetically Engineered Papaya- most of the papaya in the US ( GMO)
- citrus-flavored sodas and sports drinks that contain flame retardant ( Mountain Dew)
- Specific Food dyes and colorings that are known to cause allergens in children and suspected of causing cancer ( In countries where these food colors and dyes are banned, food companies like Kraft employ natural colorants instead, such as paprika extract, beetroot, and annatto.)
- Farm-Raised Salmon- is injected with coloring and chemicals to make it colorful and palatable.
Are you eating cheese that contains the hormone rBGH ? Do you eat farm raised salmon? Do you eat foods that contain toxic dyes?
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For more information: Read this article to find out the full ten products and the reasons why they are banned: 10 American Foods banned in other countries