Denmark abandons sugar and fat taxes : Nature News Blog

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Not much detail behind the politics and interests behind the decision. It looks like short-term economic concerns (increased food prices, impact on Danish agriculture industry) were the main causes. The measures were not in place long enough to have any discernible health impact, and no information whether consumption of high-fat foods decreased or not.

Some of the medical experts cited noted that sugar taxes were more ‘plausible and defensible’ than fat taxes.

Denmark abandons sugar and fat taxes : Nature News Blog.

An additional article, outlining some of the economic and other interests behind the change in policy:

Denmark sheds its maligned fat tax

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