SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development - EuropeUS edition | Asian edition

Report abuse about a comment

A tremendous error

The problem is not the execution, the problem is the tax as such. It is a medevial belief that fat becomes fat in the body. A recent congress of the German Society for fat research showed that fat is the least significant reason for obesity. If it were not so we would not have the American paradox: the less fat they eat the bigger they become.

It is simple, it is not at all about public health, it is about raising money. Not more and also not less.

Posted by Prof. Dr. Michael Bockisch
31 August 2012 | 19h50

Please fill in the box below to tell us why you feel the post breaks our rules. When you are finished, click on "Send" so that it can be reviewed by a moderator.

Your name *
Your email *

We will not publish your email on the site

Reason *

Back to: ‘Fat tax' – why is Denmark such a quitter?

Spotlight

Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Consumers have more negative views towards sugar-sweetened drinks, and show less preference for them, when they come...

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Convenience motivates 17.1% of food consumption among older consumers, according to a report from Canadean.

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes have raised the possibility that fruit and other...

Acid in drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

High-acid drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

Drinks with high acidic content can cause a permanent damage to teeth within the first 30 seconds...

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports
Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade...