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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
 


241 Comments:
 
3 hours 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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_fructose_corn_syrup
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_fructose_corn_syrup_and_health

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 day ago #9329228        

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



9 days ago #9326300        

Pffff I Would Eat All Of These



Mecharic

21 M
13 days 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.



Phlaggma

36 M
29 days 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



6ArTrA6

15 F
2 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.



KOakaKO

48 M
2 months ago #9302836        

@Dan

If the U.S. abolished corn syrup today, then approximately 1,000,000 fewer people would DIE in about 20 years. It's just that simple.

It's all about money, it's all about what one industry sells as a product to another industry, it's about the food industry wanting more people to buy their products, and most importantly - it's about money buying votes in the U.S. congress that makes it legal for them to kill people before their time because it makes a lot of money.

That's the short version of the story. The long version takes years of reading boring government statements to understand how we got into this mess in the first place...



Dan

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2 months ago #9302756        

@6ArTrA6

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

But yeah, if the US merely switched from the damn corn syrup to actual cane sugar, it would be a major step forward.



6ArTrA6

15 F
2 months ago #9301560        

@KOakaKO My mom also makes 90% of everything from scratch. She started teaching me when I turned 9.



KOakaKO

48 M
2 months ago #9300850        

You are EXACTLY RIGHT about the U.S. having too much corn syrup in pre-made foods. I learned how to cook well, at home, from raw ingredients, by myself, over 30 years ago... JUST because of all the corn syrup that's added to foods already made. This is also why I don't ever use the devil-born evil that is "ketchup". That crap is almost half corn syrup, even though most people in the U.S. think it's "made of tomatoes". Feh. It's crap, is what it is.

Everybody want to know why Americans are fat? If you didn't cut the bits of vegetable and meat yourself before you cooked what you're eating (in the U.S.), then you're eating a GIANT WAD of corn syrup that somebody put in there.

WHY does a liter of spaghetti sauce have a cup (about 240 ml) of corn syrup in it? WHY does a pre-made frozen lasagne have about twice that much in it? WHY does a bag of pre-made meatballs have about the same in it? WHY does my 1/4 cup of salad dressing have two big spoonfuls of corn syrup in it?

This is one of my biggest complaints about my own country. They put this sugary sweet crap into EVERYTHING, whether it should be there or not! That is SO STUPID! These are NOT DESSERT items! They were never meant to be sweet! These are meats, and vegetables, and salads, and... and... *falls over and dies from heart attack*



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