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    Default 80% of Processed Foods in US Are Banned In Other Nations

    Anthony Gucciardi
    June 26th, 2013

    I write a lot about the dangers of processed foods when it comes to wreaking havoc on our health, but even I was surprised to find that 80% of pre-packaged foods sold in the United States are actually banned in other nations. And for good reason.

    Whether it’s toxic soda brands like Mountain Dew, or sugary artificial cereals and carcinogenic ‘potato’ chips, around 80% of the processed food variety within the US actually contains ingredients that are banned around the world in countries like Canada and the United Kingdom. As a matter of fact, sometimes they’re banned throughout the entire European Union. The FDA, however, seems quite all right with these disease-linked substances lurking within the food supply.


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    Default Re: 80% of Processed Foods in US Are Banned In Other Nations

    90% of the stuff in grocery stores is not food.. Woyute chesli!!!
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    Default Re: 80% of Processed Foods in US Are Banned In Other Nations

    While I believe many processed U.S. products are banned in other nations, the author does nothing to substantiate the 80% figure. This seems extremely high, especially given the large and growing number of multi-national food corporations. I find it difficult to understand why a food corporation would locate in a country that bans its products. Nestlé, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Cargill, General Mills, Heinz, and Nabisco...come to mind, just to name a few!! These companies operate all over the world and lead the industry in producing "pre-packaged" junk. So, the 80% figure just doesn't jibe with me??

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    Maybe this will help clarify my muddy post. All of these corporate entities marknnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn net to the EU, Brazil and other "precautionary principle" countries. [Thank you Rachael, my Keyboard Cat]. They formulate their products to be in compliance with the regulations of their markets. Sure, they peddle the same products in the U.S., but since we have no reservations about the safety of processed food ingredients, they sell us the cheapest formulations. TBH, I've been unable to document that healthier foods, cleaning products, personal hygiene products etc. are costlier to produce. Nonetheless, that is the present situation, and I see no indication that it will change unless and until market forces are applied.
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    @Islander: Thanks for the clarification. This all makes more sense to me now..with your explanation!!

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