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    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Denmark Red Meat Tax Would Fight Climate Change

    Denmark Mulls Taxing Beef, Other Red Meats To Fight Climate Change

    Angela Laguipo, April 29, 2016 (Tech Times)

    “…[Denmark is considering a tax on beef and other red meats in its battle against climate change…Danes have an ethical obligation to reduce the impact of climate change and they could do this by lowering their red meat consumption [according to the Danish Council of Ethics, an independent body that advises the government]…The majority of council members (14 of 17) said they support the ‘red meat tax.’ The council recommends an initial tax on beef, but will include other red meats in the future…[Other food products] deemed harmful to the environment could also be taxed…Animal agriculture accounts for about 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than the overall emissions from all types of transport across the globe…Scientists believe global food production, animal agriculture, and waste disposal are key factors that contribute to climate change]…” click here for more

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