7 Toxic Food Chemicals We Still Use That Are Banned In Europe

| March 9, 2017

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We all know most processed foods are packed full of chemicals, but it’s surprising just how many of these additives are banned in other countries. Just compare the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) list of banned additives to that of the European Union (EU).

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