Denmark Introduces “Fat Tax”

October 4, 2011
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Denmark has imposed “a fat tax” on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthy eating habits.

The Nordic country introduced the tax Saturday, of $2.90 per 2.2 pounds of saturated fat in a product.

…the tax will increase the price of a burger by round 15 cents and raise the price of a small package of butter by around 40 cents.

Denmark has imposed “a fat tax” on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthy eating habits.

The Nordic country introduced the tax Saturday, of $2.90 per 2.2 pounds of saturated fat in a product.

…the tax will increase the price of a burger by round 15 cents and raise the price of a small package of butter by around 40 cents.

See more on Denmark’s new “fat tax.”