12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

Offer you is an incomplete list of exotic and not very much food, which for various reasons was banned throughout the United States.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

1. Horse

In most States, to taste horse meat is theoretically possible, however, to kill horses with the purpose of food is prohibited. At the same time, some slaughterhouses in America export meat of horses to other countries. In June 2010, the US Congress voted to extend the law on the protection of wild wandering horses and donkeys, which prohibits the slaughter of these animals.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

2. Aki

Due to the toxicity of this pear-shaped fruit called Aki allowed to grow and imported into the United States. Aki is the national fruit of Jamaica, and contains the poison hypoglycin, which can lead to poisoning, coma and even death.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

3. Absinthe

Absinthe in the United States was banned in the early 20th century, and in 1997 the drink was allowed to enter the country under the strict control of the Management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff. And the reason for that wormwood herb from which absinthe. It contains a substance thujone, which is considered a strong hallucinogen and is addictive.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

4. Unpasteurized milk

More than 20 States have banned the sale of raw milk. In some States allowed the sale of raw milk supplied from private farms in small quantities. Unpasteurized milk was a daily food until the early 19th century, then in agriculture started to implement technology pasteurization in order to make milk safer.

Laws against drinking raw milk, are aimed at protecting consumers from harmful germs and bacteria. However, proponents of raw milk claim that the sanitary standards applied in agriculture, allow us to obtain absolutely safe for health milk.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

5. Cake from pork blood

This Taiwanese delicacy, consisting of rice and pig's blood on a stick. Although hardly an American hot dog is more nutritious food than this dish, the cake made of pig's blood is prohibited in the United States, since it is considered unsanitary.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

6. Foie Gras

The delicacy is prepared from the liver of a duck or goose, has been banned in Chicago from 2006 to 2008, as members of the City Council considered the procedure of force-feeding of animals is inhumane. 8 days before slaughter in goose introduce a huge number of Creamed corn, which the liver is increased 10 times. In 2012, the prohibition of forced feeding of animals was introduced in California.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

7. Haggis

Haggis has been banned in America due to the fact that one of its ingredients are the lungs of sheep. Heart, liver and lamb stomach, also included in the meal, the US government thought fit to eat.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

8. Braid the Martz

This is a traditional cheese from Sardinia which is made from other cheese – Pecorino. It is aged longer than usual stages of fermentation, leading to a state of decay, caused by the digestive activity of the larvae of the cheese fly. Larvae accelerate the process of fat breakdown, what becomes soft.

Want a taste of the braid Martz is recommended during meals to protect the eyes, because the larvae can jump a distance of up to 15 inches. Some prefer to remove the maggots before I eat, others eat cheese along with them.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

9. Ortolan

In Europe, this bird is protected by law. The smuggling of Buntings in the United States is a crime. In France connoisseurs have long appreciated the great taste of this bird, which the number of Buntings decreased dramatically, and their shooting was illegal.

Birds, as a rule, were caught, gouged out their eyes, then put in a cage, where, like ducks for foie Gras, fattened by force to an enormous size. Then the bird drowned in cognac, grilled whole and eaten.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

10. Sea bass

Selling a perch with the purpose of profit is prohibited in all States except Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Commerce imposed a ban on fishing for bass in 1986, to increase its population, which has declined sharply due to the craze of dishes from this fish.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

11. Shark fins

Fishing for shark fins banned in the States since mutilated animal is thrown back into the ocean, can't effectively move and hunt, so suddenly dies. Dishes from shark fins are considered a luxury and they can be used legally.

12 foods that are declared in the United States outside the law

12. Puffer fish

Serve this fish without a license in the United States illegally. In the countries of the European Union trade fugu is strictly prohibited. And all because the scales and internal organs fugu is very toxic, and contain tetrodotoxin is a poison neuroparalitical actions, causing asphyxia. In Japan, a ban on the Fugue has long been canceled dishes from this fish are considered a delicacy and are sold in local restaurants.

Keywords: USA | North America | Food | Law | Prohibition | Food and drinks

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