Vegans are not the only ones not eating animal products. Entire countries have actually banned certain foods that are animal-based. Here are a few of the products that have captured the attention of territories around the world:
Ractopamine Is Rejected
An agent provided for nearly 50 percent of pigs in the U.S. and a percentage of cattle has been rejected in 160 countries. The substance, Ractopamine, increases the synthesis of protein. Traces of this chemical can still be discovered in meat that is available for purchase at a grocery store. In addition to changes in behavior and abnormal chromosomes, this chemical can also be detrimental to the cardiovascular system.
Arsenic and Pink Slime
Traces of arsenic and pink slime are additional ingredients that are found in some American meats. Arsenic is a carcinogenic toxin, and pink slime (commonly added as a filler in burgers, hot dogs, and sausages) contains ammonia. Both of these products have been banned in countries outside of the U.S. Time will tell if these and other controversial ingredients invoke future bans in the U.S. as well.
Synthetic Chemicals in Farmed Fish
Salmon are usually gray in color when they have been fed a diet of grains and antibiotics. However, in the U.S. these fish are at times given chemicals to give them a pink color. Salmon that have been given chemicals are banned in countries outside of the U.S.