10 American Food Products Banned in Other Countries

People in America slowly are waking up and perceive the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations.

Actually, there are many American food products you eat are banned in other countries. Are you concerned after reading this? Well, you definitely should be.

Below there is list of 10 American Food Products Banned in Other Countries

Genetically Engineered Papaya

It is shocking that most Hawaiian papaya is now genetically engineered in order to be resistant to ringspot virus. In animals, these GMOs can lead to tumors, organ damage, birth defects and premature death, which makes me question their health risks for humans.

Where it’s banned: The European Union

Farm – Raised Salmon

It is fact that wild salmon gets its bright pinkish – red color from natural carotenoids in their diet. On the other hand, the farmed salmon are raised on a wholly unnatural diet of grains (including genetically engineered varieties), plus a concoction of antibiotics and other drugs and chemicals which has not been approved for human consumption. There are studies which prove that it can potentially damage your eyesight.

Where it’s banned: Australia and New Zealand

Milk And Dairy Laced With rBGH

RBGH is a synthetic substance which is injected into cows with purpose to increase milk production. Still, this substance is banned in at least 30 other nations because of its dangers to human health, which include an increased risk for colorectal, prostate and breast cancer by promoting conversion of normal tissue cells into cancerous ones.

Where it’s banned: Australia, New Zealand, Israel, EU and Canada

Artificial Colors And Dyes

Did you know that in the U.S., there are over 3,000 types of preservatives, flavorings and colors that are being added to the foods?

First of all, the make the food look, smell and taste unnatural, but they are also dangerous to our health and can lead to cancer, behavioral issues and birth defects.

Based on research showing toxicity and hazardous health effects, especially with respect to adverse effects on children’s behavior most of these are banned in other countries.

Where it’s banned: Norway and Austria. In 2009, the British government advised companies to stop using food dyes by the end of that year. The European Union also requires a warning notice on most foods containing dyes.

Baked Goods With Potassium Bromate

Potassium bromate is used as an additive to commercial breads and baked goods has been a huge contributor to bromide overload in Western cultures.

Studies link potassium bromate with kidney problems, thyroid issues, nervous system damage, gastrointestinal issues and various cancers.

Where it’s banned: Canada, China and the EU

Flame Retardant Drinks

All of you will agree that citrus – flavored sodas and sports drinks are very popular in the U.S. It is alarming that most of them are made with brominated vegetable oil (BVO). BVO is a synthetic chemical, a flame retardant that is also damaging to the central nervous system.

Where it’s banned: Europe and Japan.

Arsenic – Laced Chicken

In order to to make the animals to grow faster and make their meat look more pink and therefore more appealing, in the U.S. most of those animals are fed with arsenic – based drugs.

Scientific reports surfaced stating that the organic arsenic could transform into inorganic arsenic, which has been found in elevated levels in supermarket chickens.

Where it’s banned: The European Union

Ractopamine – Tainted Meat

Ractopamine is repartitioning agent that increases protein synthesis and currently it is used in about 45 % of US pigs, 30 % of ration – fed cattle, and an unknown percentage of turkeys are pumped full of this drug in the days leading up to slaughter.

Michael W. Fox is veterinarian and he says that up to 20 % of ractopamine remains in the meat you buy from the supermarket.

In animals, ractopamine is linked to reductions in reproductive function, increase of mastitis in dairy herds, and increased death and disability. It’s also known to affect the human cardiovascular system.

Where it’s banned: 160 countries across Europe, Russia, mainland China and Republic of China (Taiwan).

Preservatives BHA and BHT

BHA and BHT preservatives which are commonly used and can be found in nut mixes, breakfast cereal, chewing gum, butter spread, meat, dehydrated potatoes, and beer. In laboratory investigations it was proven to cause cancer in rats and may lead to cancer in humans as well.

Where it’s banned: The UK doesn’t allow BHA in infant foods. BHA and BHT are also banned in parts of the European Union and Japan.


Olestra that is also known as Olean, is a calorie and cholesterol – free fat – like substance that is being used in many fat – free snacks, as well as in chips and fries. According to few studies, it can lead to leaky bowels, cramps and diarrhea.

Where it’s banned: The UK and Canada