An idea that was floated some time ago has surfaced in Denmark. The Danish government is about to introduce a surcharge or tax on any food product containing more than 2.3% unsaturated fat. Opponents of the move argue that salt and sugar levels in foods cause more long term health consequences by contributing to a greater extent to increased cases of hypertension, atherosclerosis and other forms of cardiovascular disease.
Recent local and pan-european surveys have placed Malta at the top of obesity lists, and cardiovascular disease is on the rise as cause of mortality. Should we do the same, in some form or manner?!
This is the link to the Danish proposition: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15140821