Mac and Mac's Pick: Butter

By WEEK Creative Services

December 9, 2011 Updated Dec 9, 2011 at 12:01 AM CDT

There's a crisis in Norway, a butter crisis.

Butter is so scarce there, that it's selling for $20 a pound, four times its normal price.

People are desperate for butter because of Christmas cooking.

A new low-carb diet sweeping the country is partially to blame. The diet emphasizes high fat intake, and dieters have bought butter until the shelves are empty.

Sales of butter soared 30-percent last month.

Denmark, right across the channel, is a world exporter of butter, but high tariffs makes it too expensive to import into Norway.

Margarine anyone?