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Norwegian Butter Crisis Averted

tine-butter-200.jpgAll of this is apparently true: swept up in a high-fat fad diet frenzy, Norway is experiencing a major butter shortage. Thankfully, it's Belgium to the rescue exporting 300 tons of butter North. Christmas is saved? Also, apparently a Norwegian company called Tine has something of a monopoly on butter there, and because of this recent shortage people want it broken up. [Reuters, NIN]