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Denmark Levies 'Fat Tax'

Denmark has become the first country in the world to impose a "fat tax."

Now, any food item high in fat, like butter, sweets, and pizza, will cost more in the hopes of convincing people to buy less unhealthy food.

Anticipating the tax, shoppers in Denmark have been snatching up goods that will face the new tax.

Businessmen in Denmark have criticized the new tax, saying it will create a pricing nightmare.

AFP says the European Union is studying the tax to see whether it violates EU competition regulations.
compiled from agency reports

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