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Butter shortage in Norway blamed on recent “fad” for high-fat, low-carb diets

From the Huffington Post:

“…Reuters reported that a diet craze involving low carbs and high fat is partially to blame for a butter shortage in the European nation, which will likely spell trouble as the holiday season fast approaches.

Sales all of a sudden just soared, 20 percent in October then 30 percent in November,” Lars Galtung, the head of communications at TINE, Norway’s biggest farmer-owned cooperative, told Reuters.

Now, the ingredient is being sold on Norway’s leading auction website for $13 for a 250-gram piece, Reuters reported, which is about four times higher than its normal price. Continue reading

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