9 Foods You're Not Allowed To Buy

Fortune magazine has compiled a list of 9 “forbidden’ foods that have been banned (for some reason or another) in the US. Trans fats in NYC, foie gras in Chicago… Here’s the list:

  1. Trans fats
    Banned in: New York City

  2. Raw milk
    Banned in: 21 states

  3. Absinthe
    Banned in: The U.S. (sort of: Absinthe is legal in the United States, contrary to popular belief, as long as the spirit’s levels of thujone – a toxic chemical present in wormwood, one of the herbs used to make absinthe – do not surpass the Food and Drug Administration’s limit of 10 parts per million.)

  4. Foie Gras
    Banned in: Chicago

  5. Uncertified Chilean sea bass
    Banned in: The U.S.

  6. Horse meat
    Banned in: California, Illinois and other states

  7. Wild Beluga caviar
    Banned in: The U.S.

  8. Shark fins
    Banned in: The U.S.

  9. High-fructose corn syrup
    On the endangered list in: San Francisco

What do you think of food bans? Some people are willing to risk breaking laws to smuggle raw milk across state lines… only to get diphtheria. Are you among them?

9 forbidden foods [Fortune Small Business] (Thanks, Stacy!)
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