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Are You Eating Any of These 10 Things That Are Banned in Other Nations?

Most sports drinks contain brominated vegetable oil, an ingredient banned in some countries.
Most sports drinks contain brominated vegetable oil, an ingredient banned in some countries. (iStock photo)

Living in the most technologically advanced country in the world, many Americans believe that our food supply must have the highest standards anywhere.

The fact is, many of the things we eat in the U.S. have been banned in other countries because they are viewed as dangerous to health. Here’s a list of some of the most common:

1. Hormones in Milk. In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of bovine hormones in cows, which boosts milk production by about 10 percent. However, some cow hormones have been linked to breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Giving cows hormones makes them more susceptible to illness, which means greater amounts of antibiotics are used to keep them productive. Increased use of antibiotics promotes resistant bacteria that can be deadly to humans.

Where it’s banned: Australia, New Zealand, Israel, the European Union (EU), and Canada. 

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