Posts Tagged ‘Denmark’

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    Unintended Consequences: When Can Government Control What We Eat?

    Apr 24, 13 • 510 Views • No Comments

    When government gives us more, can it tell us what to do? During October, 2011, Denmark became the first country in the world to have a fatty foods tax. Targeting all foods with more than a 2.3% saturated fat content, the list included butter, pizza, potato......  [read more]

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    New Soda War Battles

    Jul 3, 12 • 673 Views • No Comments

    “It’s worth fighting for. . . . This is about our economy, it’s about jobs, it’s also about our traditions and our values.” The speaker was John Kerrey and the topic was the cranberry. Worried that sugary beverage limitations could move far beyond......  [read more]

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    Ranking Questions

    Dec 29, 11 • 569 Views • No Comments

    Ranking income distribution, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says that Denmark is one of the most equal countries the world while Mexico is one of the least. For overall well-being, Gallup selects Virginia, Wisconsin and New......  [read more]

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    A First For Denmark

    Oct 4, 11 • 581 Views • No Comments

    Denmark just became the first country in the world to have a fat food tax. That means butter, milk, pizza, any food with more than 2.3% saturated fat content is more expensive. To be precise, for every 2.2 pounds (one kilogram), the tax is $2.90 (16 kroner).......  [read more]

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    The Vitamin Police

    Jun 18, 11 • 563 Views • No Comments

    Most of the corn flakes that we eat in the U.S. are illegal in Denmark because they have vitamin supplements. Consequently, the NY Times tells us that large food companies like Kellogg’s and small stores stocking Marmite, have to undergo an expensive......  [read more]