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Indian state imposes ‘fat tax’ on fast food

The Indian state of Kerala has introduced a fat tax of 14 percent on junk food in an attempt to tackle obesity and earn money, with the move expected to hit the customer base of international fast food chains like McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut. The need for what came to be known as ‘fat tax’ is explained by the fact the state currently has the second-highest obesity rate for children in India.

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