Norway’s Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet Fad Has Caused a Butter Shortage

ButterNick Carbone writes in TIME:

Denmark is trying to wean its people off butter by imposing a hefty “fat tax,” but their neighbors across the Skagerrak in Norway can’t get enough of the golden goodness. A diet fad in the Scandinavian country has depleted the nation’s supply of butter. While we’d use the term “diet” lightly, the newest craze is a low-carb, high-fat feeding frenzy that has put a strain on Norway’s butter supply.

“Sales all of a sudden just soared,” Lars Galtung, head of communications at TINE, the country’s biggest farmer-owned cooperative, told Reuters. “Twenty percent in October then thirty percent in November.” The fat fad coupled with a summer that saw a major reduction in milk production spells empty supermarket dairy fridges. This year’s wet summer ruined animal feed, reducing cows’ outputs to 25 million liters less than last year. As a result, this year’s hot Christmas item isn’t the iPad or an Angry Birds game; it’s much more primitive: butter …

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  • Hadrian999

    if you go low carb what do you put the butter on?

    • HealthNut

      MEAT! This seems like the Atkins craze that hit the States in the ’90s:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atkins_diet

      • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

        mmm sweet delicious ketosis

    • Calypso_1

      lard

  • Hadrian999

    if you go low carb what do you put the butter on?

  • Hadrian999

    if you go low carb what do you put the butter on?

  • HealthNut

    MEAT! This seems like the Atkins craze that hit the States in the ’90s:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atkins_diet

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    mmm sweet delicious ketosis

  • Weezus

    Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.

  • Weezus

    Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.

  • neverhere83

    Cause this is about the only way of eating that actually works, though moderation is probably necessary. http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf

  • neverhere83

    Cause this is about the only way of eating that actually works, though moderation is probably necessary. http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf

  • fugukl

    Fantastic news. This would be the perfect time to introduce a tax on this so-called “nutrient” (More like POISON!) fat and replace it with good, wholesome SUGAR!

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic news. This would be the perfect time to introduce a tax on this so-called “nutrient” (More like POISON!) fat and replace it with good, wholesome SUGAR!

  • John Myers

    I’m a 40 year old male 5’6″,  and was 200 lbs. I went on a zero carb diet in 2001 or so, and my weight fell off me quickly. I do eat vegetables now with my meat or eggs or whatever (no potatoes). I got down to 145 in no time. We’ve been lied to. This supposedly healthy ‘whole grain’ bread will be the death of us.

  • John Myers

    I’m a 40 year old male 5’6″,  and was 200 lbs. I went on a zero carb diet in 2001 or so, and my weight fell off me quickly. I do eat vegetables now with my meat or eggs or whatever (no potatoes). I got down to 145 in no time. We’ve been lied to. This supposedly healthy ‘whole grain’ bread will be the death of us.

  • Anonymous

    lard

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