Top 10 Banned Foods around the World
Bangalore: While we are usually allowed to pick what we choose to eat, a few foodstuffs have been deemed so controversial that they have been banned from sale. An astonishing number of these items have been banned because of believed negative effects on the health, safety and welfare of customers and to protect the particular species of animal concerned. Here is a list on some of the foods that have been banned in some or the other part of the world. Foie GrasA delicacy made from duck or goose liver is banned in Turkey, the European Union, and Israel because of a process called force-feeding. The birds are force-fed corn mash or some other type of fatty food about 8 days before they are slaughtered to enlarge the liver and give it a fatty consistency to make Foie Gras. Citing cruelty to animals, as these birds are not habituated to consuming so much food, many countries have banned this food item. Nevertheless, Foie Gras is readily available in many of these countries.