Denmark repeals fat tax, nixes sugar tax to fight obesity

11/19/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Denmark has repealed a much-criticized year-old tax on foods that are high in saturated fats and has decided against implementing a tax on sugar as a way to fight obesity. Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., said that she was not surprised by the decision and that it is easier to tax specific foods than to issue surcharges at the nutrient level.

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