Fat Tax

Fat-ButterNews out today that Denmark have introduced one of the worlds first Fat Tax‘s. From this Saturday, the price of a pack of butter will soar by around 25 pence, a bag of potato chips by 6 pence, and a pound of ground beef by 10 pence, as the government levies the new tax of 2.50 euros per kilogram of saturated fat.

“There’s never been a tax on fats like this,” said Dr. Jorgen Dejgard Jensen at Copenhagen University, whose institute proposed the tax. “We will gain some very useful insights during the next year or two about whether it is changing consumption patterns, and also regarding the feasibility of implementing such a tax.”

Although the new tax is also aimed at foods containing unhealthy levels of salt,  sugar and carbohydrates in has definitely gone a step too far in targeting Saturated Fat. This is without doubt ‘conventional wisdom gone mad and only serves to show what a real mess we are in when governments enforce their policies in such a way.

But it is here in Britain which has the greatest obesity problem in Europe, campaigners have urged the government to follow Denmark’s lead. Tam Fry, spokesman for the National Obesity Forum, said: “It is not a question of whether we should follow the Danes’ lead – we have to. If we don’t do anything about it, by 2050, 70% of the British population will be obese or overweight and that would result not only in the downfall of the NHS but also of our national workforce.” A recent study found that poor health and obesity costs the UK economy at least £21.5bn a year.

To further compound this issue,  Dr Colin Waine, former chairman of the National Obesity Forum, welcomed the move. “All these things need to be looked at, but saturated fats have a higher calorie content than carbohydrates. I don’t think you can do everything all at once.”

Beware all…Britain is next!

Fight the fight against the most dangerous of all threats to our existence, that is conventional wisdom!

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Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on October 3, 2011, in Events, News, Paleoworks, The Science and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Two days on the UK coalition Government led by David Cameron has jumped on the band wagon. To think these people are in place as the most capable to lead us to a better future.

    Sadly it’s actions like this that just show their not, actions like this only indicate they are either completely ignorant or arrogant in their disregard for the society they preside over.

    Conventional Wisdom around obesity not only lives on but is getting enforced more and more.

    Propaganda is a very powerful tool, in the wrong hands as we know only too well it can be disastrous for whole nations.

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