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10 Foods Banned in Other Parts of the World, But Not in America
As we approach Independence Day here in the good ol' U.S. of A, it's a good time to talk about freedom. And apparently here in America that freedom includes putting anything in our bodies no matter how questionable it is. Many U.S. food products rely on colorings, flavorings and preservatives to "please consumers," according to Top Media, which put together this video. "Admittedly, some additives are harmless, but others contain harmful substances like petroleum or tar."
various health problems, but the U.S. has yet to do so. I think you will be shocked by what is legal to put into our food. One of the additives has been shown to cause "anal leakage." You can't make this stuff up.
So without further ado, here are 10 foods that are banned elsewhere that you can freely purchase in the U.S.:
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