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Should we feel threatened by Jack Cafferty's inquiry re: taxing saturated fat in the US?

Commented on October 04, 2011
Created October 03, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Jack Cafferty's Situation Room asks whether the US should copy Denmark's tax on saturated fat:

http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/03/should-there-be-a-tax-on-foods-high-in-saturated-fats/?hpt=hp_t2

Obviously he didn't check the science and neither did most of those who've commented. Doesn't look good for us!

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on October 04, 2011
at 01:20 AM

oh man! First light bulbs, now this...

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on October 03, 2011
at 10:41 PM

So no, I don't feel threatened.

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on October 03, 2011
at 10:09 PM

Ironically, I fear those hardest hit by such a tax would be those ethical producers who are raising pastured animals. That would price me right out of those preferred products.

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on October 03, 2011
at 09:59 PM

Time to start stockpiling tallow and coconut oil?

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on October 04, 2011
at 12:21 AM

I just checked out your link...either I got in late and a lot of paleo people already chimed in, or the vast majority of people recognize this is idiotic and reply "no" in general.

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on October 03, 2011
at 10:41 PM

If you are buying products directly from a farmer how would the government know? There are no regulations... I think taxes like these for supermarket/ regulated products Of course, I feel for those who can't afford/ don't have access to farmers, and have to buy supermarket meat.

Another loopwhole for alot of fats is if you are using them for cosmetics (ie. coconut oil)

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on October 03, 2011
at 10:41 PM

So no, I don't feel threatened.

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