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9 Dodgy Food Practices Banned in Europe but Just Fine Here

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  • Thanks to a largely industry-beholden government and regulatory system, Americans are not being afforded many of the same food protections given to Europeans
  • Examples of chemicals and drugs allowed in US foods and agriculture but banned in Europe include the endocrine-disrupting weed killer Atrazine, arsenic in chicken feed, antibiotics as agricultural growth promoters and chlorine washes for poultry carcasses
  • The US also embraces water fluoridation and genetically modified (GM) foods, two practices that are much less accepted, and in some cases banned, in Europe
  • If you want to avoid these questionable ingredients, additives and unethical practice and you live in the US, ditching processed foods entirely is the best option

By Dr. Mercola


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