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Denmark to abolish
tax on high-fat foods

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:Not your typical New Yorker, 11/11/2012 8:51:15 AM

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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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 11/11/2012 9:33:25 AM     (No. 9006834)

These taxes will destroy jobs--just like Obamacare.

Why do people put up with government telling how to live their lives and what they can eat or drink?

Sheep being led to slaughter.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whiskey, 11/11/2012 9:34:38 AM     (No. 9006842)

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)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/11/2012 10:04:12 AM     (No. 9006898)

And, #2, your grandfather´s male generational life expectancy was 60-odd years. Today it´s 79 years...so?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/11/2012 10:41:52 AM     (No. 9006991)

FTA: some Danes had begun crossing the border into Germany to stock up on food there.

I´m surprised they didn´t have border checks forcing Danes to pay a surcharge on German butter, cookies and brats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/11/2012 12:05:59 PM     (No. 9007174)

Gee, it doesn´t work. Shock.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: joew9, 11/11/2012 12:30:04 PM     (No. 9007232)

The only good things that are happening in the world aren´t in our country.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CaptainChuck, 11/11/2012 12:40:55 PM     (No. 9007250)

It´s the carbs that make us fat.

This information has been in scientific textbooks for years.
Obesity has risen as a direct result of CHO consumption.

A tax on carbs would eventually reduce obesity, much to the alarm of ethical vegetarians such as Ornish.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/11/2012 1:28:59 PM     (No. 9007333)

#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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Reply 9 - Posted by: whiskey, 11/11/2012 8:40:47 PM     (No. 9008020)

#3 thats why he died so young... only 100!

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