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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


36 M
20 hours 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

24 days ago #9303331        

I Would Eat All Of These XD


15 F
24 days 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.


48 M
24 days ago #9302836        


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...


25 days ago #9302756        


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.


15 F
26 days ago #9301560        

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


48 M
28 days 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*

1 month ago #9293470        

Awesome!! In my american textbook for cell biology (I study biology/medicine) they actually mention Denmark for the strict rules on trans-fatty-acids! :D

2 months ago #9283533        

But they sell us swedes their crap ;)


2 months ago #9278920        


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