All I could do when I read this was laugh. And laugh. And laugh:
The Danish government has said it intends to abolish a tax on foods which are high in saturated fats.
The measure, introduced a little over a year ago, was believed to be the world’s first so-called “fat tax”.
Foods containing more than 2.3% saturated fat – including dairy produce, meat and processed foods – were subject to the surcharge.
But authorities said the tax had inflated food prices and put Danish jobs at risk.
Gee, Econ 101 strikes again.