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What Chemicals are in Your Food?

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It's something many of us don't know when we head to the grocery store, but there are foods we eat that contain ingredients banned in other countries.
When you're navigating grocery store isles, you might never imagine there are food with the same ingredients used to make floors shine.

Mira Calton, a certified nutritionist says "kids eat macaroni and cheese all the time you're eating cold tar"

Red 40, Blue 1, Blue 2, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, are all banned in other countries.

"They found that when they got rid of those colors - attention deficit went away, grades went up and now they don't put them in anymore" says Calton.

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"everybody overlooks it because they don't know what it means... It's the same ingredient in your sneaker sole" says Mira Calton, who co-authored a book with her husband that is now in 6-thousand grocery chains nationwide.

Inside and isle by isle guide to help you make safe choices!
The duo is fighting to make food affordable.

"Manufactures only give you coupons for the junk foods... We want people they can afford to buy the healthier foods" says Calton.

It took a six year expedition to 100 countries on seven continents to create the comprehensive list of the top 13 products that are forbidden by governments outside the U.S. due to their detrimental effects on human health.