Denmark to drop fat tax and shelve sugar tax plans

By Mike Stones

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Denmark plans to drop its fat tax and shelve plans for a sugar tax
Denmark plans to drop its fat tax and shelve plans for a sugar tax
The Danish government has revealed plans to drop its tax on saturated fats, introduced in October 2011, and shelve plans to introduce a tax on sugar from January 2013.

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What can we learn from Denmark's decision to abandon its fat and sugar taxes?

  • Fat taxes don't work

    45%
  • Fat taxes do work but damage businesses

    18%
  • Only mandatory government action will curb fat consumption

    24%
  • Don't know

    13%

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