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Denmark to roll back its fat tax

Within a year of imposing fat tax, the Danish government is planning to roll it back. They have also decided to abandon the proposal of sugar tax that they had proposed to do. The Danish union HK Commerce, Danish Food & Allied Workers Union, and Danish Chamber of Commerce, claimed that the fat tax has threatened jobs in Denmark. As fatty food prices went up, consumers traveled across the border for their fatty fixes instead of giving it up.


Naturally occurring trans fat is healthy- Study

NOT all trans fats are bad for health. At least not the natural ones found in ghee, butter and cheese. Scientists have found that naturally occurring trans fats in milk and meat products obtained from ruminant animals like cows and buffaloes do not increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases the way industrial trans fats do. Read more  

Death by Sugar

Denmark first imposed fat tax on saturated fat in October 2011 and is now contemplating imposing a tax on sugar and chocolate consumption to fight the bulge.