8:48 am November 13, 2012, by David Markiewicz
Be gone, all you skinnies.
The Fat is back.
In Denmark, legislators have repealed the so-called “fat tax,” a government levy on foods high in saturated fat.
The none-too-popular law lasted all of one year.
It wasn’t just Danish consumers complaining, either. Many Danes opted to trek to Sweden or German to buy their high-fat butter and ice cream. They were sated, but Danish businesses who lost sales weren’t. So the law has been kicked to the side.
Other measures in the battle against obesity will be considered.
Denmark also is dropping its plans for a sugar tax, however. No surprise there.
Of course, this isn’t just a Danish issue, or a Euro issue, for that matter. Stateside, there is the ongoing battle in the NYC over the effort to cut back on large size sugary drinks. And Californians just beat back an effort to impose their own tax on sugary drinks.
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