Denmark May Drop Fat Tax
Good news for butter lovers?
Less than a year after the implementation of a fat tax on minced meet, chips, milk, cheese, butter, and other fatty foods, there's already talk of Denmark dropping the tax (and the upcoming sugar tax).
Sure, most of this comes from trade groups and unions, as Food Navigator reports. Danish union HK Commerce and Danish Food & Allied Workers Union, plus Danish Chamber of Commerce, claimed that the fat tax has threatened jobs in Denmark. As fatty food prices went up, consumers traveled across the border for their fatty fixes.
Nevertheless, the minister of taxes has reportedly stated that the government may drop the taxes. Since the taxes were part of a wider tax reform, however, negotiations have been tough since finance needs to be taken from other sources.
In the meantime, talk of a soda ban in New York is still underway.
Jessica Chou is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @jesschou.