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Hungary Introduces 'Fat Tax'

fat-tax-150.jpgIt's time to pay for all your favorite fatty foods, Hungarians: starting today, Hungary's introduced a 10 forint (US$.05) tax on "foods with high fat, sugar and salt content"; there will also be increased tariffs on booze and soda. 18.8% of Hungarians are obese; as one Hungarian food tour guide told Der Spiegel, "Hungarians are really into desserts." [Spiegel]