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#Fat Tax

From TheJournal.ie An Indian province has slapped a 14.5% tax on junk food Fat Tax

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

The state is combatting obesity.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue' Opinion

'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

From TheJournal.ie Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists Sugary Drinks

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A sugar tax isn’t just desirable, it’s a necessity Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

From TheJournal.ie Denmark introduces world's first 'fat tax' on unhealthy foods Fat Tax

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister rules out prospect of tax on ‘junk food’ Fat Tax

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.

From TheJournal.ie Developing world facing ‘obesity epidemic’, says major report Obesity

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.