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Denmark introduces world’s first food fat tax

Some scientists think saturated fat may be the wrong target

Denmark has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first fat tax – a surcharge on foods that are high in saturated fat.

Butter, milk, cheese, pizza, meat, oil and processed food are now subject to the tax if they contain more than 2.3% saturated fat.

Some consumers began hoarding to beat the price rise, while some producers call the tax a bureaucratic nightmare.

Others suggest that many Danes will simply start shopping abroad.

Danish officials say they hope the new tax will help limit the population’s intake of fatty foods.

However, some scientists think saturated fat may be the wrong target.

They say salt, sugar and refined carbohydrates are more detrimental to health and should be tackled instead.

Source: BBC News Read more

Opinion:

For sure they have hit the wrong target. They should be attacking junk food outlets like McDonald’s and taxing them out of existence!

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WTF is Happening?

In São Paulo, Brazil today, a 10 year old boy shot a teacher, then he left the classroom and turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.

David Mota Nogueira, 10 years old, turned the the .380 cal revolver against his own head and ended his short life after shooting the 38 year old teacher who is doing okay in hospital.

David was a good student, a calm student with good grades, loved by all. But he had a handicap, he limped; and as a result was the subject of much taunting. He was in fact a victim of bullying in its worst form.

Why he attacked the teacher, no one knows, but this is a clear demonstration that the world is changing.

As people we need to ask why.

40 years ago these things didn’t happen, what changes in the world have changed things so drastically?

We need to look at everything, fluoride, GMOs, contrails in the sky, the dumbing of the education system, junk food, food additives, , video games, parenting…

This is not a Brazilian problem, this is a global problem.

Somewhere, something is NOT RIGHT! And, it has to be found and fixed!

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