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Norway faces butter shortage

Norwegians are facing a severe butter shortage which hinders them from baking traditional Christmas biscuits.

Butter has sold out in some shops partly as the result of a "low-carb" diet sweeping the Nordic nation which emphasises a higher intake of fats.

Sales suddenly soared by 20 per cent in October and 30 per cent in November.

Others blame a wet summer which reduced the quality of animal feed and cut milk production.

Deborah Basckin reports.

  • 13 Dec 2011
  • From the section Europe
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