Special Report

America Eats These Things; Other Countries Ban Them

Milk
> Banned ingredient: Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH)
> Where it’s banned or restricted: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, the EU (most countries)

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Pork chops and spareribs
> Banned ingredient: Ractopamine
> Where they’re banned or restricted: The EU, Russia, China, and other countries

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Salad dressing
> Banned ingredient: Carrageenan
> Where it’s banned or restricted: The EU

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Soy milk
> Banned ingredient: GMO soybeans
> Where it’s banned or restricted: The EU (most countries)

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Sports drinks
> Banned ingredient: Brominated vegetable oil
> Where it’s banned or restricted: The EU, Japan