Denmark Introduce Butter Tax

Posted on October 7, 2011

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Toast just got a whole lot duller in Denmark with the introduction of a new tax that has fat people up in flabby arms, reports Time World.

In the name of reducing cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes, the law that went into effect on Saturday specifically targets saturated fats — the fats found most commonly in animal products like butter, cream, and meat

As well as drawing the ire of Denmarks lard buckets, dairy farmers are also angry at the new tariff, with one commenting that “…no one should be eating a kilo of butter per day, but we in the dairy industry know that we produce a good and healthy product when it’s eaten in moderation.”

The average price of a half-pound package of butter increased by 2.5 krone (or 45 U.S. cents).

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