Did you know that there is a chemical added to food in the United States that has been banned in as many as 160 countries around the world? Ractopine, a chemical that is added to the feed of pigs, cows, and chickens to promote leanness has been claimed to have severe adverse effects on the animals it's fed to as well as might have cardiovascular effects in humans? I bet you haven't heard this tale but it's something that 160 countries around the world have taken very seriously and outright banned.
Popular companies such as Plainville, Jenny-O, and many others use these practices. Now did you also know that this is only one such chemical that is consumed by Americans that are banned around the world? This handy chart from YourLawyer.com showcases 12 chemicals and additives that are consumed in the United States, which countries have banned them, and what their potential side effects are. Be knowledgeable about what you eat!