Say, Sugar Is Taxed, Should Meat Be Next To Stop The Climate (scam) Apocalypse?

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Sugar Gets Taxed in Some Countries. Could Meat Be Next?

If Americans and people in most other developed countries ate according to their nationally recommended dietary guidelines, they would consume less red meat and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are fueling climate change, new research shows.

But the world’s consumers don’t always eat what their government nutritionists tell them. So it might take a little more prodding—and that prodding could be on the way.

This week, the two-year-old investment network Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) released a report saying that countries could begin taxing meat—the way they tax sugar, alcohol or tobacco—to drive down consumption and to hit their carbon emissions targets under the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Thing is, they are serious, very serious. Well, serious about you getting taxed.

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4 Responses to “Say, Sugar Is Taxed, Should Meat Be Next To Stop The Climate (scam) Apocalypse?”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Should Meat be Next?

    Yes.

  2. Rotterdam says:

    More than half (some say up to 90%) of all plant and animal species on Earth are found in
    rain forests.
     One-fourth of all medicine in use today is derived from plants.
     70% of the plants containing compounds useful in cancer treatment are found only in rainforests, yet
    less than 1% of tropical rainforest plants have been thoroughly studied for their chemical compounds.
     Each year, an area the size of New York (over 30,000 square miles) of tropical rain forest is
    destroyed. At the present rate of destruction (about one acre per second), the remaining rain forest could be depleted in this century.

    Tax something useful like all cancer drugs to the point that no one can afford them including insurance. Because at the current pace we will be unable to treat cancer worldwide in the coming decades because of a shortage of the plant based materials used in the production of cancer agents.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Rotterdam,

    Taxing meat production doesn’t preclude saving the rain forests, which we should also be doing.

    Rain Forests

    Why are they being destroyed?

    In the past 50 years much of the rainforest in Africa and Asia has been destroyed. Large areas of rainforest are being cut down, often in order to remove just a few logs, and rainforest is being destroyed at double the rate of all previous estimates. Unfortunately this means that there is a very high rate of extinction, as the wildlife depending on the forest dies with it.

    Cattle ranching
    Many rainforests in Central and South America have been burnt down to make way for cattle farming, which supplies cheap beef to North America, China and Russia. It is estimated that for each pound of beef produced, 200 square feet of rainforest is destroyed. In the past 20 years Costa Rica has lost the majority of its forests to beef cattle ranching. This is known as slash and burn farming and is believed to account for 50% of rainforest destruction. However, the land cannot be used for long: the soil is of poor quality and, without the forest, quickly becomes very dry. The grass often dies after only a few years and the land becomes a crusty desert. The cattle farmers then have to move on and destroy more rainforest to create new cattle pastures.

  4. Jeffery says:

    Rotterdam,

    You seem knowledgeable concerning tropical forests. Are there data showing that global warming is affecting tropical forests? Does the warming Earth change the growth patterns in the forests, e.g., depleting populations in the lowlands and increasing populations at greater altitudes? Do the changing rainfall patterns resulting from warming oceans have effects on tropical forest growth?

    Finally, in your opinion what is the most effective path forward for stopping the loss of our world’s tropical forests?

    Thanks

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