Denmark: Pols impose “fat tax” to push healthful eating

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October 3, 2011
Seattle Times    
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"Denmark has imposed a 'fat tax' on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthful eating habits. The Nordic country introduced the tax Saturday, of $2.90 per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of saturated fat in a product. Ole Linnet Juul, food director at Denmark's Confederation of Industries, says the tax will increase the price of a burger by around $0.15 and raise the price of a small package of butter by around $0.40." (10/02/11)

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