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When The Butter Runs Out in Norway Laugh At Local Food Fans

by | 14th, December 2011

I’M sure you’ve seen this little piece, the Great Butter Famine going on in Norway?

Yes, isn’t it terribly amusing when one of the richest nations in the world runs out of a basic food stuff. There’s got to be some craziness behind it all. And indeed there is.

Norway is one of the very few places with farming policies even more stupid than our own dearly beloved EU. They “protect” their farmers even more than Brussels does. Part of that protection is that there is a quota and then a tax upon the top of the quota on importing butter into the nation.

The reason for this is that they’re all gooey about locally produced food, think that farming an icy wasteland is worth forcing everyone to pay through the nose for. Very similar to our various locavores and Greenies who insist that we should all eat only what has been grown within eyesight of where we shit. And yes, if we too had such a system

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