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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Fat Tax

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An Indian province has slapped a 14.5% tax on junk food
The state is combatting obesity.
'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue'
Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy
Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists
While food industry representatives say that a tax would hit consumers, dentists question the health benefits of it.
Column: A sugar tax isn’t just desirable, it’s a necessity
Ireland faces a looming health crisis – and the government has no choice but to step in, writes Michael O’Shea of the Irish Heart Foundation.
Poll: Should Ireland introduce a fat tax?
Denmark has become the first country in the world to introduce a tax on high-fat foods. Should Ireland follow suit?
Denmark introduces world's first 'fat tax' on unhealthy foods
Chips, pizza, butter, meat and milk will all increase in price – but shoppers have been stocking up to beat the new levy.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest from the presidential election campaign; sex toy adverts; The Sopranos; and what Amazon is doing to rival Apple’s iPad.
Minister rules out prospect of tax on ‘junk food’
James Reilly rules out taxing high-fat foods, but is to ask fast food operators to display the calorie counts of meals on their menus.
Developing world facing ‘obesity epidemic’, says major report
The OECD warns that developing countries are getting fatter – and that we should act now to stop a major health crisis.