The United States boasts many of the most popular food companies in the world, but that doesn’t mean they are necessary good for human health in any way, shape or form.
Many U.S. products are chock full of ingredients that have been deemed harmful in independent studies including artificial colors, genetically engineered foods and foods made with GMO ingredients, foods made with BHT, a controversial flavor enhancer, and many more.
It’s not often that foods are banned here in the U.S., but overseas, many countries simply don’t tolerate certain additives in their food supply. Their focus is on protecting the consumer from these ingredients, rather than allowing a cheap profit to be made.
The following ten items are foods that are or have been banned overseas. All of them are highly likely to contain genetically engineered ingredients, which are banned throughout the continent of Europe, along with other ingredients that have led to bans in several countries.
Without further ado, here is the list:
1. Frosted Flakes, Honey Bunches of Oats, and Rice Krispies-
These breakfast cereals are made by Kellogg’s, a company that has been the subject of protests and boycotts in the U.S. due to its use of GMOs and other unnatural ingredients.
These three cereals in their American form are banned in Japan and the European Union because of the flavor enhancer BHT, which has been studied for its potential carcinogenic effects.
2. Stove Top Stuffing-
These Kraft products contain BHT and BHA, which have been linked to abnormal blood clotting.
The controversial preservatives are banned in the UK, Japan, and several European countries.
3. Drumsticks Frozen Dairy Desserts-
Nestlé Drumsticks are a popular treat to say the least. They grossed over $92 million in U.S. sales in 2021 according to Statista.com.
But these cones contain carrageenan, an ingredient linked to digestive distress and even cancer that has been limited in its use in the European Union.
These candies contain the artificial food dyes Yellow 5, Yellow 6, and Red 40. Foods that contain the dyes are banned in Norway and Austria completely, and banned for infant foods in the EU.