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Taxing red meat to fight climate change

Taxing red meat to fight climate change

Carbon food tax remains a thought experiment for now

Adam Briggs will be the first to tell you that going cold turkey isn’t easy in a world that loves turkey. A public health researcher at the University of Oxford, Briggs knows that eating meat contributes to global warming, deforestation and a host of other environmental problems, so he tries to avoid it. But when a friend invites him over and serves pot roast or shepherd’s pie, he’ll indulge.

“I don’t want anything to go to waste,” says Briggs. “Plus there’s no doubt that meat can taste great.” More…

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