Don't expect to eat these goodies while abroad
Do you actually trust our Food and Drug Administration? Are you convinced they take kickbacks from companies like Monsanto in order to approve not-so-safe foods? Well, you aren’t alone. More health-conscious countries have found that foods here in the U.S. are considered harmful to their citizens. While so many countries embrace our fast foods, these edibles are a no-no around the world.
Banned in: Norway, Finland, Austria, France, and the United Kingdom.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. While food dyes make foods look more fun and pleasing to the eye, they really are completely unnecessary. Most of them are made from chemicals derived from petroleum. You know, the stuff they make gasoline out of. More health-conscious foods will use vegetable dyes like beets.
Banned in: Australia and New Zealand
Yes, salmon is so good for you, but do you know the difference between farmed and wild? Not only does farmed salmon taste, um, not so good, but they are raised on weird, unnatural diets: grains, antibiotics, etc. This makes the fish’s flesh less bright, but don’t worry, they are then dyed with petrochemicals. Delicious.
Banned in: Canada, China, and the EU
Found in sports drinks and sodas, it’s been found to be a poisonous chemical that can be toxic. It has been linked to organ damage, birth defects, mental illnesses, and other scary things.