10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries


Americans are slowly raising their awareness about the sad fact that most of their favorite foods are far inferior to the same foods sold in other countries. To be more precise, many of the foods Americans eat are BANNED in other countries in the world.

In this article we have covered the top 10 American foods that are banned elsewhere.

Now that there is enough evidence proving that the overall health of people in the US is so much lower in comparison to other industrialized countries, you simply can not avoid the question whether these toxic foods could possibly be held as responsible for the sky-reaching disease rates.

1. Farm-Raised Salmon

We have explained for so many times how fish is really healthy for you and if you decided to add it to your shopping list and maximize the health benefits from the fish you eat, then try to stay away from farmed fish, especially farmed salmon.

This type is often fed with dangerous chemicals. The bright pinkish-red color wild salmon has comes from the natural carotenoids they eat. On the other hand, farmed salmon are raised in a completely different way.

The unnatural diet of grains (including genetically engineered varieties) is the worst part of it, and not to mention that a concoction of antibiotics and other drugs and chemicals are added to their food, and none of these have shown to be safe for people.


This diet regimen makes its flesh unappetizing and grayish, so to improve the appearance, farmed salmon are fed with synthetic astaxanthin made from petrochemicals. This substance has not been approved for human consumption and it also contains some toxicities that are well known to the public.

Where it is banned: Australia and New Zealand

You probably wonder how could you possibly know whether a salmon is wild or farm-raised? Wild sockeye salmon has bright red flesh, which comes due to its natural astaxanthin content.

It is also very lean, and the fat marks -- the white stripes you see across the meat, are very thin. If the fish you are about to buy is pale pink and its fat marks are wide, then you know that the salmon is farmed.

You also want to avoid Atlantic salmon, because typically salmon which is labeled as “Atlantic Salmon” is raised in fish farms. When buying salmon, there are two designations you want to look for: “Alaskan salmon,” and “sockeye salmon”.

Alaskan sockeye is not allowed to be farmed, which is why you can be sure that this fish is all healthy and naturally fed. And, yes, please start realizing the fact that the vast majority of the salmon you eat in restaurants is farm raised.

Now you know that canned salmon labeled as “Alaskan Salmon” is a good choice, and if you could possibly find any sockeye salmon, you are more than guaranteed that the fish is wild and healthy.

Again, you can differ sockeye salmon from other salmon according to its color; sockeye salmon is bright red opposed to pink, due to its superior astaxanthin content. Moreover, when compared to other foods, regarding the concentration of astaxanthin, sockeye salmon actually has one of the highest concentrations.

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