Don't expect to eat these goodies while abroad
Synthetic Hormones (rBGH and rBST)
Banned in: Australia, New Zealand, Israel, EU, and Canada
Found in dairy products like milk, cows who are treated with these hormones become infertile. Many think that people are immune to the effects, but added hormones have been linked to various cancers. Buy organic, it only costs a little more.
BHA & BHT
Banned in: the U.K., Japan, and many European countries.
These guys are an additive to gum, meats, cereals, and more. They are a preservative which makes the shelf life of foods longer, but causes cancer in rats. And we test things on rats to see how humans might react. You do the math.
Banned in: the European Union
Yup. You’ve read old time stories about arsenic poisoning, so why in the world would companies feed it to us?! Well our obsession with big, juicy breast meat in chickens has companies using it to promote growth and turn the chicken meat pinker.
It’s considered a human carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency. Good thing well-sourced meats are getting cheaper.