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Denmark: Scrapping fat tax on agenda

Less than one year after introducing a ‘fat tax’ on fatty foods, the Danish government is proposing to drop it. They are expected to recoup the money by increasing income tax.

Anti-fat tax campaigners say Danes are going to Germany, Holland or Sweden to buy fatty products more cheaply and this is threatening Danish jobs.

Read more: Food Navigator, 30 Aug 2012

Blogger Alberto Alemanno summarises events leading up to the decision and says “Unfortunately, politics rather than an evidence-based policy assessment loom behind such an outcome.”

Published on August 30, 2012 in Fat tax,International news