fat tax


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fat tax

A proposed tax, introduced in Denmark in 2011, on foods which are high (> 2.3% by weight) in saturated fat—e.g., meats, cheese, butter, edible oils, margarine and other spreads, and processed foods.
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Reactions to recent fat tax proposals have been mixed.
The fat tax and the extension of the chocolate tax - the so-called sugar tax - has been criticised for increasing prices for consumers, increasing companies' administrative costs and putting Danish jobs at risk," News24.
The effects of a fat tax on dairy products, in California Agricultural Experiment Station Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
We've had the granny tax, the pasty tax and now the fat tax.
The fat tax is set at 16 Danish kroner per kilogram (about $1.
But with the government's recently-revealed Obesity Strategy facing severe criticism from the health lobby - as well as from influential figures including Jamie Oliver-Lansley needs to find evidence to justify holding out against calls for regulation, including plans for a fat tax, which prime minister David Cameron has said will be looked into.
Thus the fat tax proposed by David Cameron would not be the magic bullet that would leave the population svelte and healthy.
Summary: Is a fat tax a legitimate move against obesity?
The European Dairy Association (EDA) strongly opposes the recently introduced saturated fat tax in Denmark.
Some researchers have studied the potential impact of a fat tax (e.
In some cases imposition of fat tax may actually lead to reversal of the intended effect.
According to the airline, it was you, the consumer, who voted for this fat tax on its website after it launched a competition giving customers the chance to win free flights by coming up with strange new ideas to save or make the company money.