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Could a Global Tax on Meat Actually Save Lives?

Could a Global Tax on Meat Actually Save Lives?

At a recent event in the European Parliament, the True Animal Protein Price Coalition (TAPP) proposed a meat tax in Europe. But what impact would this meat tax have on health and climate change?...
The Netherlands May Soon Tax Animal Slaughter

The Netherlands May Soon Tax Animal Slaughter

The Netherlands could soon tax animal slaughter, pushing up the price of meat in the country. The Dutch Party for the Animals has submitted the initiative, which could see the Netherlands become the first country...
Taxing Red Meat Could Save The Planet

Taxing Meat ‘Enormous’ in Mitigating Climate Change

A tax on red meat could benefit the planet by addressing environmental issues like climate change. A report by Fitch Solutions Macro Research says that meat could soon be taxed because of its detrimental effect...
Germans Want a Meat Tax to Save the Planet

Germans Want a Meat Tax to Save the Planet

German lawmakers have proposed a meat tax to help save the planet. Meat is currently relatively cheap across Germany and features in a number of traditional dishes. The national dish, sauerbraten, is a meaty pot...
This CEO Wants a Meat Tax and More Vegan Burgers

This CEO Wants a Meat Tax and More Vegan Burgers

Pat Brown, the CEO of Impossible Foods, believes governments should introduce meat taxes in an effort to curb climate change. The former Stanford University biochemist founded Impossible Foods in 2011. The plant-based meat company launched...

Meat Needs Regulations and Warnings Like Tobacco, Says Experts

A new report compiled by The Lancet Commission on Obesity is calling for governments to treat red meat and other unhealthy foods the same way they treat the tobacco industry. The 61-page report, created by 43 academics across...
Cutting Out Meat Saves Brits £645 a Year

Cutting Out Meat Saves Brits £645 a Year

It has been widely reported that ditching meat can benefit both personal health and the health of the planet. New research shows that changing your eating habits can positively impact your bank account, too. A...
UK ‘Must’ Introduce a Meat Tax to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Leading Politician

UK ‘Must’ Introduce a Meat Tax to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Leading Politician

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has urged the UK government to "seriously consider" a meat tax. The MP believes the levy is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to The Guardian, Lucas' announcement - made at...
Research Scientists Urge for Taxes on Meat to Combat $285 Billion Health Care Costs

$285 Billion Health Costs Could Be Curbed With Meat Taxes, Says Research

Eating meat could be costing you more than the amount you paid for it, with more research outlining the health risks associated with consumption. A recent op-ed, called "We Need to Talk About Meat," published in...
A Global Red and Processed Meat Tax Could Save 220,000 Lives By 2020

A Global Red and Processed Meat Tax Could Save 220,000 Lives By 2020

Introducing a meat tax could save thousands of lives a year, says a new study. Based on evidence that links meat consumption - particularly processed and red varieties - with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke,...

Surge in Meat and Dairy Prices Could Be Reason to Go Vegan, Says Report

Now might be the time to go vegan, according to a recent article by media publication Quartz. The news website has stated that financial reasons may be persuasion enough to adopt a plant-based lifestyle,...
Good Food Institute Responds to Beef Industry Petition Against Clean Meat Labeling

Meat Tax to Cover Cost of Health Epidemics ‘Inevitable’, Claim Experts

An introduction of a meat tax is “inevitable”, the Guardian reports, due to rising awareness of its heavy impact on the environment and on human health. ‘Sin taxes’ have previously been placed on other "harmful...
'Remarkable Opportunities' in Vegan Market, Investors Say

If Meat is the New Tobacco – Should We Start Taxing Bacon?

Earlier this month, The Daily Telegraph Australia published an article entitled 'Why Stop at Smokes? Let's Tax Bacon Too.' For meat-eaters, this might appear an outrageous and unjustified suggestion - but this is how smokers felt when tobacco...

A Levy on Lives – Should We Be Taxing Animal Products?

I was on a flight back home from Crete, my stomach was rumbling like never before. I hadn’t eaten for hours and still faced a gruelling flight back. I turned to the air hostess...