The Danish Council on Ethics has published a report called The Ethical Consumer: Climate Damaging Foods.
Fourteen of the Council’s 17 members support a recommendation to implement a climate tax on beef in Denmark.
This backs up proposals from UN expert Professor Maarten Haajer, who this summer called for a worldwide tax on all meat.
Haajer, who regularly highlights the fact that livestock creates more greenhouse gases than all transportation combined, said: "I think it’s extremely urgent.
"All of the harmful effects on the environment and on health needs to be priced into food products."
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