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Denmark taxes fatty foods
10-05-2011, 11:00 PM #1
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Butter and other foods high in saturated fats became subject to a new "fat tax" in Denmark on Saturday. (Matthew Mead/Associated Press)

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By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog

October 3, 2011, 12:34 p.m.
The Food Police have stormed Denmark, where it is now a little more expensive to eat fattening food.

The country’s so-called “fat tax” went into effect on Saturday. The tax rate is 16 Danish kroner per kilogram of saturated fat in a food — in terms Americans can understand, that’s about $1.29 per pound of saturated fat – and it kicks in when the saturated fat content of a food item exceeds 2.3%. For the Record, 1:37 p.m. Oct. 4: An earlier version of this online article incorrectly said that Danes pay the equivalent of $6.27 per pound of saturated fat in their food when saturated fat exceeds 2.3%. The correct figure is $1.29
The complex formula takes into account the amount of fat used to produce a particular food, not the amount that’s in the final product, according to Ole Linnet Juul, food director at Denmark’s Confederation of Industries. He calculated that the tax adds 12 cents to a bag of chips, 39 cents to a small package of butter and 40 cents to the price of a hamburger



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10-05-2011, 11:07 PM #2
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Goddamn lard nazis! 13.gif It's not the fat as much as the other refined poop they try to pass as food gaah.gif
10-06-2011, 07:29 AM #3
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(10-05-2011, 11:07 PM)Octo Wrote:  Goddamn lard nazis! 13.gif It's not the fat as much as the other refined poop they try to pass as food gaah.gif
you got that rightcheers.gif

10-06-2011, 01:26 PM #4
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Your body can process butter, it can't deal with the hydrogenated stuff at all. Watched a documentary some years ago, a guy put a stick of butter and a stick of margarine in his car trunk for a year.
He opens the trunk and the butter was gone, a little spot of fuzzy mold was barely clinging to life where it once was.
The margarine looked like the day it was placed in the trunk. 13.gif I won't touch that poison with a ten foot pole.

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10-06-2011, 11:54 PM #5
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(10-06-2011, 01:26 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Your body can process butter, it can't deal with the hydrogenated stuff at all. Watched a documentary some years ago, a guy put a stick of butter and a stick of margarine in his car trunk for a year.
He opens the trunk and the butter was gone, a little spot of fuzzy mold was barely clinging to life where it once was.
The margarine looked like the day it was placed in the trunk. 13.gif I won't touch that poison with a ten foot pole.

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