UK Green Party Member Proposes a Meat Tax to Promote Sustainable Farming
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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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January 6, 2019 at 2:51 PM #9141Ohio BarbarianModerator
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as if often the case in the US.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
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January 6, 2019 at 3:34 PM #9163ThouArtThatParticipant
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Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges.
That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.
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Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.
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Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.
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January 7, 2019 at 10:57 AM #9408
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