Norwegians battle butter shortage

December 8th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Oslo, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Norwegians have developed a huge appetite for butter which has overwhelmed producers. The country is currently in a race against time to get enough butter for the coming Christmas holidays.

Dairy farmers in the country have admitted that they were overwhelmed with demand for butter. Almost all the dairy producers reported that their stockpile of butter has run out. So what is to be blamed for the butter craze in the Scandinavian nation?

Norwegians have embraced a new diet style that suggests that consuming high fat, low carbohydrate diet is healthy. The rush for the dairy has pushed its price to as much as four times the previous price. Top Internet auction sites in the country are offering the dairy for sale.

Ironically, Norway shares a border with the world’s biggest producer of butter, Denmark. Dairy producers in Denmark can’t take their produce to their neighbors because of the high import taxes that they will incur.

As the Christmas season approaches, dairy farmers feel helpless in the situation because the demand is only set to get higher.

One farmer said that, “Sales all of a sudden just soared, 20 percent in October then 30 percent in November.”

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