The prohibition to eat certain foods is not a sign of modernity: for centuries for religious, medical or other reasons, some of the dishes were outlawed. Such bans — and often very funny — there are these days.
Unpasteurized milk is prohibited in Canada and some other countries.
(It should be noted that the Russian Federation and unpasteurized milk is illegal to sell retail)
Foie Gras is outlawed in India.
Photo: Nikodem Nijaki/Wikipedia
Is banned in the US chocolate eggs “Kinder surprise”.
Somalia welcomed the samosa.
USA — vs Haggis.Photo: Jonathunder/Wikipediа
Chewing gum in Singapore is only under the doctor’s prescription.
Meals of horse meat is not available in the States of Illinois and California.Photo: Hajime Nakano/Flickr.com
In Europe and China it is forbidden to cook a fish dish fugu.Photo: Jeff Carpenter/Flickr.com
Salmon grown on the farm, will arrive on the shelves of Australia and New Zealand.Photo: Gesztenyes/Pixabay.com
French children shielded from the ketchup.Photo: mp1746/Pixabay.com
The meals are harmful to health in the first place is a dish of fugu: it is prepared from certain species of poisonous fish of the family Blowfish (puffer tetraodontidae) of the genus Takifugu that contains a lethal dose of tetrodotoxin. In Japan, fugu is considered a delicacy, but even there hardly used because of the risk of incorrect preparation, which is fraught with a deadly outcome. However, in Japanese, Korean and American restaurants with the appropriate license to serve this dish allowed, while in China and throughout Europe, fugu is completely outlawed.
Another fish, not bringing benefit — a salmon, but only if it were grown on farms. Here the fish are fed grain mixed with antibiotics and other drugs. Fish flesh therefore becomes gray, and to return him attractive pink color manufacturers add dangerous substance astaxanthin. Despite the obvious harm to human health, “toxic salmon” is prohibited only in Australia and New Zealand.
American physicians came to the conclusion about the dangers of sweeteners contained in a chocolate egg with a surprise; as a result, the US is the only country in the world, where this delicacy is prohibited.
Unpasteurized milk is much tastier and more nutritious thermally processed. However, the authorities of Canada, Australia, Scotland, and 20 of the American States decided to protect its citizens from this drink, fearing the risk for the spread of listeriosis, salmonellosis and Escherichia coli. The ban also applies to all products from raw milk.
Animal advocates constantly remind the cruel treatment of ducks and geese, whose liver is the production of foie Gras, but at the legislative level, this delicacy is prohibited only in India but also in the Brazilian city of são Paulo.
Horse meat was outlawed in two U.S. States — Illinois and California: the choice was made by the citizens in a national referendum.
In Singapore in 1992, the ban on chewing gum was initiated by the employees of public utilities who are tired to clean the dried pieces of rubber from sidewalks and other surfaces. The authorities approached the issue with all diligence: the smuggling was punishable by year in jail and a fine of 5,5 thousand dollars. Only in 2004, the ban was revised and the chewing gum became possible to buy the recipes.
Scottish national dish of sheep’s offal (heart, liver and lungs) chopped with onion, oatmeal, bacon, spices and salt and cooked in sheep stomach Haggis — not available in USA because of the ban on the import of sheep’s lungs. This law was passed in 1971; plans to review are constant, and optimists expect a cancellation before the end of this year.
Samosa — spiced triangular patties made of fried dough stuffed with meat or vegetables — to the Somali authorities reminded the Holy Trinity, and “Christian” dish was in this Muslim country is prohibited.
And the French authorities came to the conclusion that popular all over the world ketchup can assess the authenticity of local cuisine. Although adult citizens this sauce block is not steel, but from the school menu he seized it because in childhood formed the taste and is familiar with traditional dishes.