If major foods are banned in other developed nations because of serious health risks, why is it that America has yet to ban them as well?
The answer is likely that those products are made by huge corporations who donate large sums of money to Congressmen and women who then turn around and crush bills that suggest banning the products.
So much for democracy.
The alternative option Americans have for avoiding dangerous food products is by educating themselves and banning those products from their own diet. They can also inform their friends and family so that maybe, someday, enough people will refuse to consume the product and the corporations will have to make a change.
It’s a shame that it has come to this and that America’s system of democracy has been so obscured by money in politics that the health of our nation’s citizens is in the balance, but it’s important to make personal changes in your own life before you can effect change in everyone else’s.
Here’s a list of 17 foods that are banned by several nations worldwide and that Americans should cut from their diet.
On top of these health risks, farm-raised salmon are also very bad for the environment. Seals, sea lions, and birds often get trapped in the nets around the salmon farms and drown. The pellets used to feed these salmon use more fish than are produced in these farms, making this practice highly unsustainable. The farms also cause huge declines in wild salmon populations, which is bad news for coastal ecosystems.