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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
 


222 Comments:
 
15 hours ago #9227843        

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8 days ago #9223360        

@FrankHarr
"And you don't think that's cultural? Interesting. Also, What people think is health often has little to do with actual science which seems to change every decade or so, largely because this subject isn't througholy studied yet".

Nothing is wholy studied yet. That is one of the main things about science. If problem a is completely solved, with no new ones poping up along the way, then there is no need for science. But problems are extremely seldom, maby never, completely solved. When one question is ansered, the result will give you more questions.
If we go back a bit, I am sure that what I wrote was that culture IS a factor, but not the only one. And that the food-revolution I see in my country is very much based on up-to-date science.

"For instance, Fat used to be the end all and be all of badthings to eat. Now we've learned that it's more complicated".

From what I recall, I have already used that example in this discussion myself.

"So basically we're spinning our wheals, here. I'm getting off. Hey, there you are! It's been so long . . . [fade out]"

Yes, this conversation leads nowhere.



9 days ago #9223014        

@Bloodblender

". . .but that what I see in my country today is a growing awareness about what is healthy and what is not."

And you don't think that's cultural? Interesting. Also, What people think is health often has little to do with actual science which seems to change every decade or so, largely because this subject isn't througholy studied yet.

For instance, Fat used to be the end all and be all of badthings to eat. Now we've learned that it's more complicated.

So basically we're spinning our wheals, here. I'm getting off. Hey, there you are! It's been so long . . . [fade out]



15 days ago #9219072        

@FrankHarr
What I said further back was that culture was one factor, but that what I see in my country today is a growing awareness about what is healthy and what is not.
I must say that, from what I have lerned, you are incorrect concerning the scientific progress of food-understanding. The fact that a varied diet and avoidence of sugar is prefered stands, but the idea that fat is damaging have also, throu science, proven incorrect, wich confirms what the elderly in Sweden have said all along. Butter is a good thing, however, unnatural trans-fats are not, as our bodies are not adapted to handling them. This is just an example of the progress that have, in fact, been made. Like the knowlage of how gluten works, wich you mentioned yourself.
Concerning ecological, or organic, food, it is in Sweden considered more of a question of what is ethical rather than what is healthy.
If you choose to grow your own cropps, there are many things that you must know in order to avoid things like larva. You can just grow them and hope for the best, but that will give a realy poor result. Like the example you mentioned.
Concerning the test of time, it is very difficult to judge, considering that this subject is a relatively new one in science, so it is often difficult to 100% say how it will affect people in the long run, and several discoveries are too young to be considered tested by time.



16 days ago #9218353        

@Bloodblender

"Cultural and health-based both, wich does not make my point invalid. "

Yes it does because before you said it was only health-based. Also, I contend that more often than not, it's the illusion of health than anything else. I've known people to get worms from their own home-grown produce and wonder why because it was "natural" and "safe". She thought she was making a health-based choice, it was a culture-based choice. Also, people will will very smugly avoid gluten and look down on you for not doing so as well as if it were something killing the nation. Only one percent of the population can't handle gluten, but the rest of us are fine, but you wouldn't know it to look at people's buying patterns. Most studies show that organic food conveys little to no health benifits, and yet, people insist on buying it.

Over the last few centuries, the only truly science-based advice that has stood the test of time is to eat a variety of foods and to not eat too much, in particular not too much sweet things. Everything else has ephemeral.



17 days ago #9217602        

@Innanna
"gluten free salmon?? That is an actual food label in Sweden?? I have read that there might not really be a condition of gluten allergies".

It was a commercial that my mother saw and laughed about. The thing is that there is no gluten at all in salmon, and nordic people are among the most naturaly gluten resistant peoples in the world (its us and the massai in Africa). Apparently some company have used the worry about how food affects our health a few steps too many.



17 days ago #9217430        

@Bloodblender, gluten free salmon?? That is an actual food label in Sweden?? I have read that there might not really be a condition of gluten allergies.



22 days ago #9214401        

@FrankHarr
Cultural and health-based both, wich does not make my point invalid.



22 days ago #9214336        

@Bloodblender

"Learned", "Low education", "Many", "Scandal".

So, like I said, it's largely cultural.




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28 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...)



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