No one else is eating them, why the hell are we?
You want to believe you can put your trust in anything the FDA approves, but that’s not necessarily true. The following foods are commonly eaten in America (seriously—probably on a daily basis, too), but have been outlawed in other countries due to their toxicity to humans. If you’re eating anything on this list, it might be time to rethink your diet.
1. Olestra aka Olean
This is a calorie and cholesterol free fat substitute made by Procter and Gamble to make fat free snacks such as potato chips and French fries. There have been several reports of terrible intestinal reactions to this products including cramps, severe diarrhea, and leaking bowels. It also keeps the body from absorbing vitamins such as A, D, E, and K, so much so that the FDA demands that these vitamins be added to any product that contains Olean.
This product is banned in the UK and Canada.
2. Ractopamine In Meat
The drug ractopamine began being used by livestock ranchers when they heard that researchers discovered it made mice grow significantly more muscle. When used in pigs and cattle this drug reduces the fat content of meat. Ractopamine is used in approximately 45 per cent of pigs, 30 per cent of grain fed cattle, while the numbers for chickens and turkeys are unknown.
3. Drinks with Flame Retardant Ingredients
Most people have no idea that some popular sports drinks, citrus flavored sodas, along with a very popular soda called Mountain Dew, contain a synthetic chemical by the name of BVO (brominated vegetable oil). The original patent for this chemical is for use as a flame retardant. This chemical captures iodine in the body and can lead to serious complications from iodine insufficiency.
4. Chicken Meat Spiked with Arsenic
Chicken feed contains arsenic based drugs because they make the animal grow faster and give the meat a pink color, which most people will assume means the meat is “fresher”. The FDA approves of this additive because these products contain organic arsenic which is less toxic than the known carcinogen of the inorganic variety. However, reports have come to light stating that organic arsenic can transform into the dangerous carcinogen inorganic arsenic. Elevated levels of this compound have been found in supermarket chickens.
5. Farm Raised Salmon
A lot of people think that of farm raised salmon as such a nice concept. They picture the wild salmon living free, swimming in the cool, wild rivers while the farmed salmon are swimming in nice, fresh, clean pools, something similar to goldfish. This is simply not the case.
It seems, however, that the FDA thinks it’s OK to feed it to fish that humans will consume. Both Australia and New Zealand ban farmed salmon. Avoid farm raised salmon by looking first at the meat. Wild salmon naturally is bright red and is very lean. The white stripes you see in the meat are streaks of fat; wild salmon has very thin lines. If the fish is light pink with thick bands of fat, it is a farmed salmon.
6. Genetically Engineered Papaya
Almost all papaya from Hawaii are genetically engineered to be resistant to various viruses, most especially the ringspot virus. There is a lot of evidence lately that shows how animals who are fed these genetically mutated foods, such as corn or soy, are afflicted by various disorders such as damage to multiple organs, tumors, birth defects, intestinal damage and premature death.
Choose your fruit carefully. If you want to enjoy papaya, buy it from another country, not from Hawaii, or better still, look for papaya that is organically grown.