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"They would never give us anything that wasn't good for us." Okay, that was a sweet notion--the stuff of fairy tales and happy endings--but it's just not reality. The American food industry and pharmaceutical industry are businesses and their bottom line is profit, not your well being. Please believe that.
These are the 10 items that have been banned in other countries (based on harmful additive, growth promoters, genetically engineered ingredients, or other harmful practices) that America continues to sell:
1. Farm-raised salmon: unnatural diet of grains, antibiotics and other drugs/chemicals that aren't safe for humans, which gives the fish a gray flesh--not the pink flesh wild salmon have. So then they're fed another petrochemical, astaxathin, which has not been approved for human consumption and has been linked to eyesight damage. Look for Alaskan salmon. Avoid Atlantic salmon and sockeye salmon.
2. Genetically engineered papaya: most Hawaiian papaya is now genetically engineered to be resistant to a particular virus. Studies have shown that animals fed genetically engineered food suffer from intestinal damage, organ damage, tumors, birth defects, premature death, sterility. We are animals, too, so what would lead anyone to believe we are above suffering the same fate?
3. Ractopamine-tainted meat: Ractopamine is a repartitioning agent that increases protein synthesis--basically it made mice more muscular so they figured, “Hey, let’s put this in pigs, cows, turkeys to make them less fatty….forget the fact that in animals, it reduces reproductive function, increases mastitis, and increased death/disability.” And in humans it affects the cardiovascular system, linked to hyperactivity, and may cause chromosomal abnormalities and behavior changes. Russia banned meat imports from the US until we certify that the meat is ractopamine-free. The US doesn’t even test for the presence of the drug in meat sold.
4. Flame retardant drinks: Mountain Dew and other citrus-flavored sodas contain a chemical called brominated vegetable oil, which was patented as a flame retardant. In large doses, it causes reproductive and behavioral problems.