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#Fat Tax

# fat-tax - Sunday 10 July, 2016

An Indian province has slapped a 14.5% tax on junk food

The state is combatting obesity.

# fat-tax - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

'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

# fat-tax - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

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.

# fat-tax - Saturday 15 October, 2011

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.

# fat-tax - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a fat tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# fat-tax - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

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.

# fat-tax - Thursday 11 November, 2010

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.