You can be fat in Denmark again after pesky tax abolished11/11/2012
Good news, lovers of Crisco — you can get fat in Denmark again! The country's controversial "fat tax," which added a surcharge to foods containing more than 2.3 percent saturated fats, has been abolished barely a year after it passed. According to reports, fatty-food-craving citizens — apparently desperate to find a reasonably priced kringle — were driving to Germany to load up on their favorite treats. The government was growing concerned about inflated food prices, as well as the risk to Danish jobs, and agreed to abolish the surcharge. No word on how the move will affect the 13 percent of the country that's obese, but at least we won't have to contemplate fat-free Danish rolls anymore. [Source]
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