10 Dangerous Food Procedures Illegal in Europe but Practiced in USA

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2. Arsenic Based Animal Feed

Arsenic based drugs are used in animal feed because this makes the animal grow much faster. It also gives the meat a pinker color, which consumers will interpret as “fresher” meat.

The US FDA has said that this is a safe practice because this is organic arsenic and not as toxic. Arsenic is a well known carcinogen. However, scientific reports have discovered that organic arsenic can transform into its dangerous counterpart, inorganic arsenic. The carcinogen, inorganic arsenic, has been found in high levels in chickens sold in supermarkets.

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