The nutrient taxes debate

The nutrient taxes debate

Taxing foods according to their nutritional value to tackle diet-related health problems has been a topic of fierce debate over the past few years. This month's just-food management briefing for subscribers looks at this thorny issue in detail.

DENMARK: Fat tax to be scrapped next year

12 November 2012

The Danish government has confirmed the country's controversial fat tax will be withdrawn in January.

Nutrient taxes: Canada and the US

31 October 2012

While events in France, Hungary, Denmark and Ireland ensure that the nutrient tax issue is being hotly debated in Europe, the issue has also been a subject of discussion in the US and very recently in Canada.

Nutrient taxes: European moves on nutrient taxes fuel debate

31 October 2012

While fat taxes are being considered as policy options in countries as diverse as Canada, Peru, Australia and New Zealand, Israel and South Africa, it is significant that all three recent implementations of nutrient taxes took place within EU countries, namely Denmark, France and Hungary.

Nutrient taxes: Irish food industry sets out case against nutrient taxes

31 October 2012

The debate currently being played out in Ireland places the theoretical ideas about how fat taxes may or may not work, and the intended or unintended consequences which may result, in a very real context.

Nutrient taxes: the debate

31 October 2012

The idea of taxing foods according to their nutritional value as a means of tackling diet-related health problems and in particular rising obesity has been an increasingly discussed issue over the past few years. Part one of this month's management briefing for just-food subscribers looks at the debates around the effectiveness of nutrient taxes.

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