There are some foods in Michigan that residents should avoid eating for health reasons. However, that doesn't mean they are not allowed to eat them.

While it may seem strange and a bit over the top to think that the government can dictate what you can and can't eat, we feel it's completely justified in these particular cases.

Why would certain foods be prohibited in the United States? Often, it's for reasons similar to why other countries ban foods that are considered safe to eat in the US. It's true, there are many foods that we consider safe or normal to consume that other countries deem unsafe or inappropriate due to different standards of safety, cultural norms, or environmental concerns.

According to AOL, these items are banned in other countries:

  • Ritz Crackers
  • Mountain Dew
  • Coffee-mate Creamer
  • Gatorade
  • Farm-raised salmon
  • Skittles
  • Twinkies
  • Frosted Flakes
  • Swiss Rolls
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Pop Tarts
  • Wheat Thins

Most of the items above contain ingredients that other countries have banned due to their health risks. Before we judge other countries for the bizarre foods that they eat, we should take a look in the mirror. The foods that we consume daily are proof that we aren't perfect.

The only thing I will judge other countries for is their sometimes cruel and barbaric ways of preparing their foods.

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