Danish Council On Ethics Releases Report Calling For Beef Tax

The new report claims a beef tax would be an effective step toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions

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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