Denmark to abolish tax on high-fat foodshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20280863The Danish government has said it intends to abolish a tax on foods which are high in saturated fats. The measure, introduced a little over a year ago, was believed to be the world's first so-called "fat tax". Foods containing more than 2.3% saturated fat - including dairy produce, meat and processed foods - were subject to the surcharge.But authorities said the tax had inflated food prices and put Danish jobs at risk.The ministry said one of the effects of the fat tax was that some Danes had begun crossing the border into Germany to stock up on food there. _________________________Cutting taxes to protect jobs -- what a concept! Later in the article it says they decided to cancel plans to tax sugar. Learning from experience -- what a concept!--fleg
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