What are the top 10 foods that should be banned?
And why is it that these foods are banned in many countries but are still sold in the US?
10 Foods That Should Be Banned!
- Is farm-raised salmon farm-raised fish but especially farm-raised salmon because the degrees of dioxins and PCBs are a lot higher?
- PCBs are poly chlorinated biphenyls, and they can be as high as 10 times higher in farm-raised salmon because they mature near to the land where there’s a lot more contamination than out in the ocean.
- The farm-raised fish are limited to what we feed them, which isn’t the best, and also as a result, because they move little, they have reduced omega-3 to omega-6 proportions.
- The fats are not as beneficial as in the wild, as well as in the wild, they consume plankton. They get astaxanthins which have a pink pigment, which’s why the salmon gets that red colour. Still, in the farm-raised variation, they end up grey and light, so they make synthetic astaxanthin from oil from coal items basically, and also they feed it to them.
- Therefore, it resembles an artificial colouring agent, which is one reason it’s prohibited in lots of nations.
- Yet fish farming is likewise truly negative for the setting. These people move a little.
- They’re in really close quarters, so they’re much more vulnerable to infections, virus, and bloodsuckers, so there’s a brand-new epidemic of sea lice because of fish farming.
- They need to feed them more fish that they gather near to the coastline, so there’s more risk of overfishing than if the salmon are complimentary to consume by themselves.
- As well as besides feeding them bad food because of the parasites they also have to provide prescription antibiotics and chemicals and also for these factors farmed salmon is prohibited in Australia and New Zealand and really recently Argentina came to be the first nation to place a full restriction on not simply the consumption however on all salmon farming.
- Food that should be banned are any type of GMO foods they are associated with more allergies and more cancer and more digestive complaint but these GMO plants are bred to be more resistant so they can use higher levels of pesticides and herbicides and therefore there is also the possibility of developing superbugs just like we have overused antibiotics and produced superbugs.
- Another reason is that we really do not know what these things are going to do to us long-term research some research says that there are severe problems other research says they’re very safe, but it’s kind of split 50-50 and as usual with research, it depends on who pays for the research because if it’s favorable it’s going to get published if it’s not favorable it’s going to get buried.
- Another problem is that food production is one of the most basic rights of any living thing on the planet but with GMOs, we end up concentrating all the patents and all the copyrights and all the ownership in only six companies that basically own all the seeds for these GMO plants.
- For all these reasons there are 19 out of 27 countries in the European Union has mostly or completely banned GMOs and even though there’s no conclusive evidence they say that there’s an unfavorable risk-benefit ratio so they say there are enough question marks we don’t even want to give this a try.
- We’d better be safe than sorry whereas in the US they look at things a little differently and maybe it’s because we have the best politicians money can buy.
- Food that should be banned is any meat from an animal fed ractopamine, so this is a chemical that promotes lean muscle growth so they can make the animal grow faster with less feed and obviously increase profits.
- But this is actually banned in 160 countries and as a result, there is no one in the world who wants US pork because it is very often tainted with this ractopamine.
- Is any food or food additive that contains bromine or a derivative of bromine and why is that such a big deal, because we have an epidemic of thyroid disease and iodine, is specific for the thyroid but bromine or bromide competes with iodine for those receptor sites so it basically poisons the thyroid and is one reason we have this thyroid epidemic.
- Because of these foods being bromated or sometimes they call them brominated, we have hypothyroid cancer and autoimmunity on the rise and it’s been used in baking flour as a rising agent and dough conditioner but it’s also used in a chemical where they combine it with vegetable oil and they call it brominated vegetable oil or BVO and what it does helps keep the flavors in synthetic drinks suspended.
- So it’s added to a lot of things like Gatorade and mountain dew and this has been banned in Europe and Japan for quite some time but there is so much pressure on the whole global community that Pepsi cola who makes Gatorade in Mountain Dew they agreed in 2014 to eliminate this but then it still took six years to actually do it and then of course when they did they had to replace it with something else so now instead you can read on the label sucrose acetate substrate.
- So the moral of the story is we probably shouldn’t be using any food products or drinks where they need to use that type of chemicals at all. Just stop it.
- Is food additives? So there are over 3000 different artificial flavoring artificial sweeteners. Artificial coloring and countries around the world are becoming more aware and more restrictive about this especially, the coloring because there’s such a close link to, allergies hyperactivity and behavioral changes.
- So because of that, these have been banned in some countries or in most countries in the European union they carry a warning label it’s linked to behavioral changes and this is mostly with the coloring there are no bans against the flavorings and the sweeteners yet but there’s a lot of debate and there’s a lot of increased scrutiny so I believe that it’s just a matter of time until we’re smart enough to stop putting that stuff in food.
- Is (Azodicarbonamide) known as ADA and in food, it’s used as a dough conditioner and bleach but it made some headlines recently known as the yoga mat compound and many people were wondering if this is used as a foaming agent to create things like yoga mat what is it doing in my food.
- They just weren’t really comfortable with that idea and then they found out that it had made it into about 500 fresh foods, primarily bread products.
- Well, this harmful chemical has been banned in Europe for a while and not only have they banned it in food, but they have banned it in foam food containers as well.
- Now it’s still legal in the united states but here’s an interesting thing because of this public pressure because of this attention in social media, where they associated it with a yoga mat compound, Subway, and Wendy’s stopped using this chemical voluntarily.
- Because of public pressure. So the manufacturers. The commercial companies, even if there’s no ban, will listen if we have enough pressured them.
- If it becomes embarrassing enough, or if they stand to lose money, they will change.
- Is Olestra also known as Olean as a market brand and it became quite popular in some fat-free snacks it’s one of these absurd ideas where you take something that is like fat it has the mouthfeel and texture of fat but because we don’t want to absorb calories, we see that as a problem we design something we alter something at a molecular level to where the body rejects it.
- And it quickly lost popularity because there was an enormous increase in gastrointestinal diseases and problems, increased explosive diarrhea and an increase in appetite, so this helped people not absorb calories.
- Well, the body is smart. It wants some calories, so it increased the appetite instead and like many of these worst chemicals it’s been banned in Europe and Canada, still sold in the US, but fortunately there’s not much demand for it anymore.
- Item that should be banned is bovine growth hormones. We see them as rBGH or rBST, which stands for recombinant bovine growth hormone, and the St Just stands for somatotropin, which is another word for growth hormone.
- So they’re the same thing and what you’re going to find on a lot of dairy packages is this disclaimer.
- The FDA determined that there was no significant difference between milk from cows that were treated with rBST and those that were not.
Now, this is a kind of interesting I think determined is pretty strong language to me to determine no significant difference, and here’s what you want to think about just because they didn’t find any significant differences in that time span they were studying, doesn’t mean that there were no significant differences and you also want to keep in mind who is driving who is lobbying for them to make certain decisions and if you’re not very interested in finding something you’re not likely to find it.
But even though they have found nothing definite for humans, there are plenty of problems for the cows they have found hugely increased rates of mastitis which is an inflammation of the udders they have foot problems and they have reproductive problems and this was enough for Europe to ban this hormone this synthetic hormone in 1990 but in the US it’s still legal.
But here’s where it gets interesting because there is voluntary labeling and every package I’ve ever seen has a label where it says this milk comes from cows not treated with rBST but here’s what I’m wondering if nobody wants it if the consumers don’t want it and it’s a strong enough public pressure that they put the labels on every product and no manufacturer admits to using it then why is it still registered for sale in 20 countries including the united states? And my thinking is that maybe they’re using it more than they want to admit.
- Thing that should be banned is margarine because through the processing of margarine they make trans fats and that’s from partially hydrogenated oil so when they take a liquid oil and they bombard it with hydrogen and high pressure and high heat, they solidified they change the molecular structure and it becomes a trans fat.
- So because this is so strongly documented to be like the worst idea for your health in every way it has been banned in many, many European countries and things like Ritz crackers cannot be sold in those countries at least not the American version in the US however we have to settle for certain labeling which unfortunately is a loophole for these manufacturers.
- So often the label the package will say trans fat-free, but really what they mean by that is that it has 0 grams per serving and that 0 grams is rounded down so if it’s 0.49 grams it’s rounded to zero and the manufacturer determines how big a serving is.
- So they can make the serving tiny have less than 0.5 grams and still have 10 percent of this horrendous substance in the product so what you really want to look for is don’t fall for the trans-fat-free or zero grams per serving you read the fine print on the label and if it has “partially hydrogenated” anything on the label than that’s a bad sign.
BHA or BHT
- The thing that should be banned is BHA or BHT, which stands for butylated hydroxyanisole or butylated hydroxytoluene, and these are chemicals used as preservatives and flavor enhancers. In the united states, these chemicals have made it onto a list called GRAS or are safe while in the European union they have been banned because they are a known human carcinogen they promote tumors and impair blood clotting.
- But while it’s on the list of regarded as safe, BHA is also listed in a united states government report on carcinogens as “expected to be a human carcinogen” and this was a clip from the New York Times.
Now expected, what does that mean?
Expected to be a carcinogen. What on earth does that mean?
- The only thing I can come up with is they say “it can kill you, but just a little” So what can you do even though all these 10 items deserve to be banned today we know that the people deciding take their time but manufacturers will respond the moment you stop buying their product.
- So you buy proper food you shop on the periphery of the grocery store because that’s where the proper food is.