It is always shocking when we find out that the food we love and enjoy eating is not available all over the world. Countries often ban certain items if they are unhealthy or do not match with their food and health regulations. Imagine if someone told you that french fries were banned in your country. Wouldn’t it be a horror to imagine a life without the good old fries? Here’s a list of food items that you can enjoy only in certain parts of the world as they are banned elsewhere:
Many countries feed their chicken with a chemical called “arsenic” which is banned in the continent of Europe. Arsenic is added in order to improve the appearance of the chicken and make it look pink. It has, therefore, been banned as it is one of the leading causes of cancer.
2. Potato Chips
Processed food made from potatoes like chips or fries has an important element added to them. This is called “olestra” and is a substitute for fats. Olestra has been banned from being used in Canada and the United Kingdom. According to studies, olestra causes an increase in problems faced by the bowel, and therefore, is banned in many countries around the world.
3. Raw Milk
A lot of people drink raw milk, especially in the continents of Asia and Europe. Unpasteurized milk isn’t available in other continents because they carry bacteria like E. coli and salmonella in them. This product is banned in Canada, Scotland, parts of the United States and also in Australia. According to FDA rules, all milk must be pasteurized and should meet the standards accordingly. Each country has their own set of FDA regulations for the same.
4. Energy Drinks
People all over the world love drinking energy drinks after an intense session of workout. However, these drinks are known to include brominated vegetable oil which is a known cause for a couple of mental sicknesses. These drinks are not available in more than 100 nations worldwide, so you can’t enjoy your favorite energy drinks the next time you venture out to explore the world.