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Denmark have some of the strictest food laws in the world, which is kind of pissing the rest of Europe off because it means they can't sell their stuff to Denmark.

One of the first things I noticed when I moved back to Denmark after having lived in England for a year was how quickly food went bad, so it would seem Denmark is quite picky about chemicals in the food too.

17th June 2014
 


213 Comments:
 
txag70

19 M
6 days ago #9208137        

@Raapyna That doesn't sound too bad.... at least it isnt lutefisk (I have some friends from Minnesota and North Dakota who eat it...i cant even...)



6 days ago #9207452        

@FrankHarr
"Subtle. Nice. But no, I still don't buy it. People like simple. They don't want complicated. Neutrition is complicated, so they simplify it into "no glutin" even though it's only a propblem for less than one percent of the population or "no salt" even though it's only a problem if you have high blood pressure or "only organic" even though it's no healthier than anything else or "no carbs" or "paleo" or "macro" even though they're just stupid".

"Also, unless university education for all Swedes is about neutririon, I highly doubt your experience is generalizable to Swedes in general".

Some swedes dont care at all (mostly those of low education), and some are tricked by things such as "gluten-free salmon", but most pay much more attention. It is true that many people like simple, but due to the many food scandals, few swedes trust food companies carelessly any more. Many lern what the heck all those E-numbers mean, others check the source, but most read science-based books like "Ett sötare blod" (A sweeter blood) by Ann Fernholm, "Äkta vara" (The real thing) by Mats-Eric Nilsson or "Döden i grytan" (The death in the pot) by Mats-Eric Nilsson and Henrik Ennart, and use them as a guide.
People here have lerned that simple is not enough if you wish to live a healthy life, and health is by culture a serious issue in Sweden.



7 days ago #9206674        

@Bloodblender

"Well, we are from different countrys, and what you say may be true in USA. What I have lerned from my university studies fits well in with the food-revolution that I can see happening around me."

Subtle. Nice. But no, I still don't buy it. People like simple. They don't want complicated. Neutrition is complicated, so they simplify it into "no glutin" even though it's only a propblem for less than one percent of the population or "no salt" even though it's only a problem if you have high blood pressure or "only organic" even though it's no healthier than anything else or "no carbs" or "paleo" or "macro" even though they're just stupid.

Also, unless university education for all Swedes is about neutririon, I highly doubt your experience is generalizable to Swedes in general.



7 days ago #9206465        

Food for the masses is just a shit (in every country, I suppose...)



Vinni

23 M
8 days ago #9205755        

On the other hand, Danish pigs and Danish pork were hot topics in Sweden during the EU elections, because the Danish standards are lower than the Swedish. With that said, Swedish pigs are treated better... but, you have to give it to the Danes, they buy a lot of organic food! More than we do.



Burger

24 M
11 days ago #9203384        

@LusciniaHafez
What the hell are you on about now? And you have resorted to name calling? Fine, you are not worth my time.



12 days ago #9202264        

@FrankHarr
"In my experience, they THINK they are. What they're really up to date on is what the hype SAYS about health in general".

Well, we are from different countrys, and what you say may be true in USA. What I have lerned from my university studies fits well in with the food-revolution that I can see happening around me.



14 days ago #9200603        

@Bloodblender

"There are other factors even here, of course, but most people are pretty up to date on what science have found concerning health in general, and food is one of the hotter topics. "

In my experience, they THINK they are. What they're really up to date on is what the hype SAYS about health in general.



15 days ago #9200045        

@FrankHarr
"Maybe. :)"

There are other factors even here, of course, but most people are pretty up to date on what science have found concerning health in general, and food is one of the hotter topics.



16 days ago #9199319        

@Bloodblender

"In Scandinavia it is very much a science based thing[.]"

Maybe. :)



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