Unhealthy food needs to be taxed more – but it needs to actually taking unhealthy food, not good basics like butter, full-fat milk, cream and especially not meat! Target processed food, target sugary and starchy foods! And of course, ban trans-fat! That’s one thing the Danes got right.
Under measures introduced in Denmark recently, a surcharge is being placed on foods that contain more than 2.3% saturated fat. The levy targets high-fat products such as butter, milk, cheese, pizza, meat, oil and processed food.