The Danish government has said it intends to abolish a tax on foods which are high in saturated fats. The measure, introduced a little over a year ago, was believed to be the world´s first so-called "fat tax". Foods containing more than 2.3% saturated fat - including dairy produce, meat and processed foods - were subject to the surcharge. But authorities said the tax had inflated food prices and put Danish jobs at risk. The Danish tax ministry said it was also cancelling its plans to introduce a tax on sugar, the AFP news agency reports.
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My Grandfathers generation ate cream, butter, gravy at EVERY meal, meat with a much higher fat content, lots of starches and about 1/3 as much sugar . He NEVER exercised and he had a sedentary job. He ate what he wanted and a lot of it.
He and his family, they all ate alike, were NOT fat.
Whatever this generation did worked, Denmarks´ plan didn´t. But notice it only says they went to Germany, guess thats why it failed to make Danes skinny?
I think someday when the "smart" people start thinking out of the box, it will be found to be something far away from todays accepted reason(think Ulcers)
#7, no, taxes on carbs are not appropriate either, in a free country. (Of course it´s arguable we are a free country anymore.)
How ridiculous for government to jump on the food-demonization bandwagon. One year it´s fats that are evil, the next year, it´s carbs.
Look, our bodies need both fats and carbs. It´s up to people to make their own choices about which ones, and how much. There´s plenty of information out there for people to be capable of making their own informed choices.
If anyone chooses to eat unwisely (as our favorite constitutionalist, Mark Levin, says he does), that should be their choice.
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