People in the US take FDA approval too seriously, we assume that if the FDA has approved a food, then it’s perfectly safe to eat. Nothing could be further from the truth; while it is true that FDA has set in motion several rules and regulations, to keep the food and water supply safer, they have also continuously allowed dangerous foods that are banned in other countries. Despite being the richest and most powerful country in the world, America’s food is inferior to that of other countries. In this article we will take you through top 10 hazardous foods that are consumed regularly by the Americans that are banned in several other countries.
1. Toxic Energy Drinks
Most energy drinks, and soft drinks in the United States contain a toxic emulsifier – Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO). The purpose of BVO is to keep the drink homogeneous, otherwise the flavor and color will separate and settle down. However this emulsified is corrosive and toxic and is widely used as a flame retardant.
Health Hazards: Scientific study proves that it causes thyroid damage, autoimmune diseases, damage to vital organs, birth defect, hearing loss and cancer.
Banned in: This agent is banned in over 100 countries around the world including Japan and most countries in Europe.