It's hard to believe, but many food ingredients that are banned in other countries are not banned here.  Crazy!

Read the labels my friends.  Our government may not be protecting you, so you have to take matters in your own hands.

Check out this list of food ingredients banned in other countries but totally legal here in the U.S.A…and take it with you next time you go grocery shopping!

1. Artificial food dyes

2. Olestra/Olean

3. Brominated vegetable oil

4. Potassium bromate/bromated flour

5. Azodicarbonamide

6. BHA & BHT (preservatives)

7. rBGH and rBST (synthetic growth hormones)

8. Arsenic

[Via:  Buzzfeed.com]