Food Critic Vani Hari Identifies a Staggering Distinction Between the Ingredients Used in Food Products from the United States and the United Kingdom.

It is common knowledge that the manufacturing processes of food products from various nations use a wide variety of local components. On the other hand, we don’t usually become aware of these distinctions until we travel to a foreign government and consume the same thing there. The disparities can cause concern.

In an interview with BoredPanda, the American author and food critic Vani Hari, also known as Food Babe, stated that comparing food products originating in the United Kingdom and those deriving in the United States revealed the most significant differences in the food products available on the market today. When comparing some of the products, she says it’s astonishing to see the differences.

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McDonald’s French Fries

McDonald's French Fries
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According to Hari, the french fries you get at McDonald’s in the United States contain additional additives in addition to the natural vegetable oil and salt used.

Moreover, the Quaker instant oatmeal marketed in the UK is much healthier for you than the equivalent product sold in the US. The question of whether the additional components have an effect on American citizens’ health—positive or negative—comes up next.

Quaker Instant Oatmeal Packets

Quaker Instant Oatmeal Packets
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“Large food corporations will tell you that European regulators are being too careful and that all the substances they put in their goods sold in the United States are completely risk-free. However, are they?” Food Babe inquired. If a corporation believes that it can get away with utilizing cheaper ingredients, then it will. They will always choose the more inexpensive taste enhancer, the more affordable color additive, and the cheaper preservative if given a chance, even if these more reasonable choices can potharmeffect on human health.

Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew
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Compared to the health systems of 16 other developed nations, the United States ranks dead last in terms of overall health even though its health care costs are 2.5 times more than any other nation. Over two-thirds of people in the United States are overweight, and the obesity rate among youngsters is above 18 percent. According to Hari, the second leading cause of death at an early age in the United States is obesity, followed by smoking.

Heinz Ketchup

Heinz Ketchup
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Although several factors contribute to these disheartening numbers, the typical United States diet contains many potentially harmful components that are not consumed in the same amount in other nations. This is unquestionably one of the critical factors. According to Food Babe, the typical American diet has an excessive amount of unhealthy fats, an excessive amount of inexpensive refined sugar, and a lot of artificial additives.

Doritos

Doritos
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In the real world, it doesn’t matter if a product is advertised as “organic,” “healthy,” “diet,” or “sugar-free.” Instead, you should always check the product’s ingredient list on the back. This way, you can learn everything you need about the food you’re consuming. Suppose there are any preservatives or additives in the goods. If that’s the case, you should investigate the rationale for their inclusion to see if they’re actually required. It’s best to return a product to the shelf if you’re unsure about its components or additions, or how they can affect your health.

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Cereal
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She convinced Kraft to cease using artificial orange color in their macaroni and cheese, and she partially helped convince Subway to drop the bread additive azodicarbonamide. Hari is significant in the food sector.

Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese
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According to Hari, “in 2015, Kellogg’s announced plans to remove artificial colors and flavors from their cereals by the end of 2018.” [citation needed] After more than four years, Kellogg’s is continuing to sell certain cereals such as Froot Loops and Apple Jacks that are created with artificial ingredients. Additionally, the company is producing new limited-edition grains targeting young children made with these additives.

If Kellogg’s is serious about removing the chemicals found in cereals, why is the company developing entirely new grains containing artificial ingredients? Kellogg’s manufactures their Froot Loops and Unicorn Cereal in other countries where artificial colors and BHT are not permitted. As a result, they already possess the formula. “We deserve the same cereals that other countries get, only ones that are safer,” Hari stated her worry with utmost conviction.

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Royce Fletcher
I am a Business Management graduate from the University Of Staffordshire (UK) and a qualified personnel officer who completed the National Diploma of Training and Human Resource Development at the Institute of Personnel Management.Apart from my professional career in the field of HRM, I am also a freelance writer of web and business content.

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