U.S. restrictions on imported foods can have unintended cultural consequences, with bans on foreign staples like foie gras and ackee berries.
Ackee Considered the national fruit of Jamaica, ackee is poisonous in both its immature and overripe forms. The fruit’s toxins lead to “vomiting sickness,” which in turn can lead to coma and death. The FDA bans the importation of fresh ackee, but allows canned versions from a number of approved manufacturers. Buy Photo