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Picky Denmark

Picky Denmark

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
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17 M
3 days ago #9340648        

Australia actually has the strictest food laws in the world and we eat weird shit like: Kangaroo, Vegemite, Emu and Camel, and eat things weird like: Pies like sandwiches, Vegemite straight out of the jar (it is really really strong, so strong that it takes years to develop a Vitamin B immunity) and smothering every bit of meat with tomato sauce

6 days ago #9339545        

I saw the video I've already learned about that but something stood out to me


48 M
21 days ago #9333485        

@NTruths - I don't get my information from "nutjobs". I got my information on HFCS from Dr. Robert Lustig, an Endocrinoligist and Pediatrician who is also a Professor at the University of California. He did not simply state an opinion, either. He recorded a lecture on this topic that's an hour and half long, and describes in intricate detail EXACTLY what happens in your liver to metabolise HFCS as compared to ordinary sugar.

I don't care if you do or don't like that information, but it is most definitely factual. Here is the video in question: -->

He does talk about metabolic processes of sugar in general, but if you want to know SPECIFICALLY why HFCS is worse than ordinary sugar - then start viewing from about the 45 minute mark of the video.

You can laugh gaily and wave off the opinions of others all you want, but THIS is intricately detailed explanations from a Doctor of Endocrinology who has spent a portion of his life studying exactly this question. If THAT isn't good enough information for you, then nothing will be because it doesn't get any more factual than this.

21 days ago #9333172        

This comic makes me want to fly to Europe for a week, to do nothing but sample foods and ride trains.


30 days ago #9329659        

@KOakaKO @Dan There is no reason to think corn syrup is any worse for you than ordinary table sugar. The reason for the correlation between the rise in obesity and the rise in the use of corn syrup is obviously that corn syrup is a type of sugar (mixed with water) and people have been eating far more sugar than they did a few decades ago.

Here are a couple of relevant wikipedia pages:

There are also numerous articles you can Google that backs this up (as well as a few articles obviously written by nutjobs; who present no facts and posit evil motivations for companies that attempt to protect their reputations.)

1 month ago #9329228        

That was so rood of China to say african food is washed with deity water like that

1 month ago #9326300        

Pffff I Would Eat All Of These


21 M
1 month ago #9324594        

Food should go bad. If you can leave something out for more than 5 hours without it going bad, and it isn't a fruit/veggie that naturally ignores this shiz called time, you have an issue.


36 M
2 months ago #9316740        

The thing is, the food *should* go bad :) I'm lucky that the market (as in farmers market, or organic market) is a normal thing in all of our cities, and people still mostly shop there. I remember when I was a kid, if I found a worm in my apple or something like that, my granny would just pick it out and give it back to me, saying "if it's good for him - it's good for you" :D I hated that, but now I live by it :D


15 F
3 months ago #9303140        

@Dan Fair enough, but what I meant was that my mother find the most basic ingredients to start with, and then makes the food.

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