Last week the government of Denmark announced it would scrap a controversial “fat tax” the country enacted last year. The Danish government also announced it would not be moving forward with a planned tax on sugar and sugary foods.

Is this rejection of food sin taxes in Denmark part of a larger movement against laws that meddle with food freedom? "I think so," writes Baylen Linnekin, "but first let’s take a look at what made Denmark turn against its taxes so quickly."