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A group of researchers in Oxford University, England have suggested that imposing a massive tax on carbon intensive foods – specifically protein rich foods like meat and dairy – could help combat climate change.
Much of the emissions reduction would stem from higher prices and lower consumption of animal products, as their emissions are particularly high. The researchers found that beef would have to be 40% more expensive globally to pay for the climate damage caused by its production. The price of milk and other meats would need to increase by up to 20%, and the price of vegetable oils would also increase significantly. The researchers estimate that such price increases would result in around 10% lower consumption of food items that are high in emissions. “If you’d have to pay 40% more for your steak, you might choose to have it once a week instead of twice,” said Dr Springmann.
...the authors stress that due consideration would need to be given to ensuring such policies did not impact negatively on low income populations.
originally posted by: ketsuko
That little detail tells you the real agenda.
The poor can't afford to eat steak and other foods as much, so we need to tax them to make sure NO ONE can. That way we have ensured food equality. Everyone has equal access to food and in the same amounts.
Nevermind that we aren't doing it by making sure everyone has free access to what they might desire, we're doing it by making sure NO ONE can have what they want in the amounts they want (except us because we're the wise, rich, elite bureaucrats who are good enough and smart enough to tell you how to live and be equal), but you're all equal now ...
originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
a reply to: seeker1963
havent heard about agenda 21 in a while. didnt think it actually went away, but it hasnt been in the news, even the alternative news sites in a while that I have seen.
originally posted by: CranialSponge
So much for the slogan: Got Milk?
Because nobody will.... it'll end up costing the same as a small island.
Calcium and protein deficiencies, here we come !
But wait !
Big pharma to the rescue with affordable calcium and protein supplements in 3...2...1...
These horrible people use taxes not as only revenue, but as a tool to alter people's behavior.
originally posted by: WUNK22
I'll hunt my own tax free food!
Oh no, we'll be eating bugs.
They're the food of the future and most of the rest of the world already does it. They even have calcium depending on which kind you're eating.
Aren't you thrilled?