02 Oct '11, 11am

World's First Fat Tax in Denmark as Food Sin Taxes Become Reality in Europe

The statistics prove that people can't control themselves. Delicious, fatty, comfort foods are driving obesity, disease, and medical costs to unacceptable levels. Should the government step in? The once theoretical debate on food sin taxes has entered reality in Europe, where Denmark just implemented the world's first tax on saturated fats. One thing is clear: we cannot help ourselves -- except to a second serving. Our resistance has been inundated by clever marketing and overwhelmed by food research that targets the perfect balance of fat, salt, and sugar to encourage yearning and overconsumption. But will a fat tax help ? As hoarders emptied Danish shop shelves before the tax hit, shopkeepers speculated that the extra cost would not stop anyone from buying a bit of cake when they want it. The new tax will add 16 kroner (about €2.15 or $3) per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of sat...

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