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U.S. Foods Chockfull of Ingredients Banned in Other Countries

Processed U.S. Foods

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  • More than 3,000 food additives -- preservatives, flavorings, colors and other ingredients -- are added to U.S. foods. Many of these additives are banned in other countries
  • Ingredients banned in other countries yet allowed in the US include various food dyes, the fat substitute Olestra, brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate (aka brominanted flour), Azodicarbonamide, BHA, BHT, rBGH, rBST, and arsenic
  • Russia has announced a ban on virtually all U.S. meat and meat product imports, effective February 11, due to the feed additive ractopamine in the meats
  • In the US, ditching processed foods is your best bet to avoid potentially harmful food additives. If you live in Europe you may have more options, as you may be able to find processed foods that do not contain any synthetic additives at all

By Dr. Mercola

More than 3,000 food additives -- preservatives, flavorings, colors and other ingredients -- are added to U.S. foods.


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