Nine Forbidden Foods

May 1, 2008 at 12:55 am Leave a comment

CNN Money has an interesting article today about nine foods that have been banned either throughout the U.S. or in one or more states.  Most of them don’t mean much to me. I’m not into raw milk or foie gras or caviar.  I do agree wholeheartedly, though, with HFCS.  It has become so ubiquitous, and our consumption of it is huge.  Because it’s such a new additive, we have no idea of the long-term affects ingesting such large quantities.  With the incidence of diabetes increasing at alarming rates recently, I can’t help but wonder if HFCS has something to do with it.  Better to have it gone – or at least more stringently regulated.

  • Trans Fats – banned in New York City
  • Raw Milk – banned in Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming
  • Absinthe – banned in the United States
  • Foie Gras – banned in Chicago
  • Sea Bass – banned in the United States
  • Wild Beluga Caviar – banned in the United States
  • Shark Fins – banned in the United States
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) – on the “endangered list” in San Francisco

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