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Black-Market Butter is Becoming Expensive in Norway


Photo: Ole-Martin Grav / VG

More and more bizarre stories are arriving from low-carb-eating Norway. How about smuggling butter and selling it on the black market for about $70 a pound? This is not a joke, it’s apparently already happened. The picture above shows smuggled butter being confiscated recently.

In Sweden the butter shortage that plagued us during the fall is now under control, due to increased imports. But who knows what will happen in 2012? The world’s production of butter may need to be increase to satisfy the ever-increasing Scandinavian demand. And what will happen as more countries stop fearing natural fat?


Emergency Butter Aid: Denmark Rescues Norwegian Christmas

Dansk smöraktion

Because of the popularity of LCHF diets in Scandinavia Norway is experiencing a severe shortage of butter. There isn’t enough to prepare all the traditional Christmas food.

Danish breakfast TV has now started a large rescue operation. They’re sending at least 1000 packets of butter to neighboring Norway.

The LCHF revolution has so far only spread from Sweden to Norway and Finland. Danes still fear natural saturated fat, for no good reason. But that’s ok. It means more delicious butter for the rest of us.


Butter Battlefield Scandinavia

The Swedish LCHF revolution is spreading to our neighbors Norway and Finland. Like Sweden they are now experiencing shortages of real butter.

Here is a local paper from Norway yesterday. The big text reads: “The stores in Troms COMPLETELY OUT of butter and cream”. Also in the green section: “The Low Carb trend continues in full force”!

The black sheep of Scandinavia is Denmark. They fear fat so much they even started taxing saturated fat (like butter) last month. Soon we may see diverging obesity rates: Sweden, Norway, Finland going down and Denmark going up. That could be a good lesson to the world.


Low Carb Winning in Sweden


Unbelievable times in Sweden right now, low carb has never been this popular. Lara Dolson may be right:

Is Sweden Leading Other Countries to Give up Carbs?

Just this week these three things happened:

  • The biggest news show reported on a new survey ordered by the government agency behind the official low fat guidelines. It showed that three percent of Swedes thought that eating large amounts of fat was good for your health. Another 29 percent did not think that fat should be avoided any more. So one in three Swedes like fat now! The old fear of fat is melting away.

It’s crazy. I haven’t even mentioned yet that the highest medical authority in Sweden, the National Board of Health, late last year started recommending a “modest” low carb diet for diabetics. More on that later!

We’ve even had a butter shortage recently. And low carb books are currently outselling all other health books by far. Low carb is winning in Sweden.


Swedes Soon the Slimmest People in the Western World?


new OECD report shows that the number of obese people in most developed countries has doubled or tripled between the 1980s and 2009. This disaster coincides with the fear of fat.

Interestingly Norway and Sweden are among the slimmest countries in 2009. Considering the LCHF revolution going on in these countries (butter shortage and everything) the future looks promising.

Will Sweden soon be the slimmest country in the Western world? Continue Reading →