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8 Foods In The US That Are Banned Elsewhere [Pic+]

Hits: 9852 | Rating: (2.1) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Squrlz4Sale
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Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:12:27 PM
I'm glad this was well-received. I thought there was a good chance that it would kick off a debate or two since some of the remarks regarding the substances are alarmist, I'll admit.

Overall, I thought the article serves to make an important point: In Europe, if an artificial food additive is *possibly* harmful and serves only a cosmetic purpose, most countries will ban it. In the U.S., *possibly* harmful ingredients are typically allowed, even if their use is only for cosmetic purposes. Why the difference? I'm not sure what's happening abroad, but it's pretty clear that the U.S. FDA's strings are pulled by the corporations.

Another thing I liked about the piece was that it contains links should you want to research more about a food additive and make your own decision as to whether you want to avoid it or not.

Crabes
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1049 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:10:36 PM
im all for the coca in my cola

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3397 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:00:39 PM
@Rodin: Absinthe is no longer banned here.

Foie gras is not banned in the US. The traditional practice (force feeding the bird to enlarge the liver) is banned in California. Technically, I'm not sure I would call that a "natural food" anyway.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4818 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:58:28 PM
Andrew1555

"HolyGod has an elementary understanding of the free market."

I was being incredibly sarcastic. I have heard lots of republicans say they want the EPA, FDA, and other bureaucracies that "hurt the free market". It just boggles my mind.

Rodin
Male, 30-39, Canada
 512 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:43:50 PM
Piperfawn - Well now the Americans can experience a real wiener.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5192 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:40:35 PM
Some of that looks nasty- I had no idea your food was coloured with those dyes though- I wondered why some of it was so bright!

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3757 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:22:20 PM
Rodin i think that recently the embargo for italians sausages (prosciutto,salame,mortadella,coppa,spek and so on) is expired in U.S.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:01:47 PM
As for China.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00:10 PM
HolyGod has an elementary understanding of the free market. If you let them regulate themselves, the market is not free. There is no way to protect against monopolies and price gauging and a number of other things. The government's role is to create an environment for the free market to operate (i.e. uphold the, you know, rule of law). People like you love to use the word "regulations" as a catch all term to describe what is inherently good and needed for society. This is beyond dumb. Some regulations are good, some are bad. That's not even a bold thing to say, it's just obvious. And obviously protecting consumers is mandated by the constitution, so I don't know why you're getting your panties in a bunch about this. But then again, you are a weirdo.

Fwoggie2
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1754 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:42:22 AM
Potassium Bromate is banned in China but allowed in the US...(!)

In my opinion, anything to do with food that's banned in China but allowed in your local supermarket by definition should automatically deserve closer investigating re whether it's safe or not. I mean, China doesn't exactly have the strictest food safety laws in the world (exploding water melons, tainted baby milk, etc etc), so I'd look at anything they have banned that I can still get hold of without knowing...

Rodin
Male, 30-39, Canada
 512 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:38:20 AM
Some natural foods that are banned in the US:

Foie Gras
Unpasturized Cheese
Casu Marzu
True Proscuitto
Absinthe
Oaxacan Pork


Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:34:25 AM

@ HolyGod - if we allowed food corporations to regulate themselves, we'd still have cocaine in coca cola.

So....sure! Let's do what HolyGod said.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4818 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:54:03 AM
Let's just get rid of the FDA all together and let corporations regulate themselves. That is what is best for the free market.

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3679 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:52:52 AM
and yet they can't have Kinder eggs because their kids are too stupid not to eat the plastic egg inside...XD We don't want you to die instantly! Just nice and slow...

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:13:30 AM
Link: 8 Foods In The US That Are Banned Elsewhere [Pic+] [Rate Link] - The American FDA--lapdog of chemical corporations and Big Agra.

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