Such a great article I came across on Buzzfeed comparing what we eat here in the United States that are BANNED from other countries. Definitely worth your time reading and definitely an eye opener! The 8 foods mentioned here are:
Artificial food dyes – have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity in children.
Olestra – robs your body of its ability to absorb vitamins
Brominated vegetable oil – BVO is linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss.
Potassium bromate – linked to kidney damage, cancer, and nervous system damage.
Azodicarbonamide – known to induce asthma.
BHA and BHT –known to cause cancer in rats.
Synthetic growth hormones rBGH and rBST – potentially causing infertility, weakened muscle growth, and a whole array of cancers.
Arsenic –Used in some chicken feed to make meat appear pinker and fresher, arsenic is poison, which will kill you if you ingest enough.
I have been against the United States NOT labeling GMO foods for a long time now. It’s not fair to us to not know what is going into our bodies! Whether or not to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods is a key issue in the ongoing debate over the risks and benefits of food crops produced using biotechnology. The most common GE crops in the United States are soybean, corn, cotton, and canola. Because many processed food products contain soybean or corn ingredients (e.g., high fructose corn syrup or soy protein), it’s estimated that 60 to 70 percent of processed foods in grocery stores include at least one GE ingredient! Were you aware of this? How do you feel about the labeling issue in the US? How many people are GMO foods affecting?
Remember this the next time you get upset about food going bad! If your food goes bad, it usually means this food is good for you and it is a good thing! This means there’s little or no chemicals, pesticides, etc. to harm your body! You should be worried if food doesn’t go bad.. just think of all the ingredients they put in there to increase shelf-life that could be harming you!