UK Green Party Member Proposes a Meat Tax to Promote Sustainable Farming

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      Charles
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      By RENAE REINTS January 4, 2019

      The UK’s Green Party parliament member Caroline Lucas believes the country needs “serious consideration” of a meat tax, arguing it would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote more sustainable farming.

      In a speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, Lucas called for a sustainable food system that restores biodiversity, supports farmers’ livelihoods, upholds animal welfare standards, and contributes to a zero-carbon world.

      “At the risk of incurring the wrath of the Energy Secretary who said recently that encouraging people to eat less meat would be ‘the worst sort of nanny state ever,’ I’d add that we need serious consideration of measures like a meat tax,” said Lucas, adding that it would be “offset for more sustainable meat producers through increased revenue from targeted agri-environment schemes.”…

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      http://fortune.com/2019/01/04/uk-meat-tax/

       

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      as if often the case in the US.

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      “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
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      JustSayin
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      by starving the poor. Its called neoliberalonimics worked so well for macron

      Never expect different result by following the previous steps

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