Save The Planet From Climate Change: Tax Meat By 40%

climate-change-daisy-lutherBy Daisy Luther

There’s a brand new way to save the planet, and a group of professors from Oxford University wants to force the issue by assessing enormous taxes on foods said to have higher “climate impact.”

To make a long story short, they want to force everyone who doesn’t have a high income to become vegan by taxing the living daylights out of animal products. If you think your grocery bill is out of control now, just you wait if these scientists get their way.

By taxing items like beef by 40%, dairy products and poultry by 20%, and certain vegetable oils, the planet will be saved.

Forty percent.

That means a pound of ground beef that now costs $6 would cost $8.40.  A gallon of organic milk would also go up by $2-3, depending what you pay now. The financial impact would be massive. Average humans won’t be able to afford to eat much besides beans and rice.

In a study dated November 7th, 2016, the Oxford Martin School, part of Oxford University, suggested a system of taxation to discourage people from buying and eating certain foods. The scientists suggested that the foods which contribute the most to the anthropogenic global warming, the man-made-global-warming-turned-climate change that we hear so much about, will be taxed at a higher rate. The report states:

“Emissions pricing of foods would generate a much needed contribution of the food system to reducing the impacts of global climate change,” said Dr Marco Springmann of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, who led the study. “We hope that’s something policymakers gathering this week at the Marrakech climate conference will take note of.”

Much of the emissions reduction would stem from higher prices and lower consumption of animal products, as their emissions are particularly high. The researchers found that beef would have to be 40% more expensive globally to pay for the climate damage caused by its production. The price of milk and other meats would need to increase by up to 20%, and the price of vegetable oils would also increase significantly. The researchers estimate that such price increases would result in around 10% lower consumption of food items that are high in emissions. “If you’d have to pay 40% more for your steak, you might choose to have it once a week instead of twice,” said Dr Springmann.

The report also says that this will not unduly affect those on low incomes.

Wait.

How can a 40% hike in the price of beef, a 20% hike in the price of other meats and milk not affect the poor? Will we be showing proof of income and only the richest will be charged the taxed price?

They have it all figured out. The plan is to offset any difficulty by “sparing food groups known to be beneficial for health from taxation, selectively compensating for income losses associated with tax-related price increases, and using a portion of tax revenues for health promotion.”

So, they’ll tax the daylights out of the middle class, making it impossible for us to buy meat or dairy products, then they’ll subsidize produce for people with low incomes with the tax money.

Let’s hope these professors don’t watch the documentary Symphony of the Soil (which I highly recommend to anyone who grows food, by the way.) Because if they do, they’ll also discover the link between industrial farming methods (such as fertilizers and extensive tilling) and increased carbon dioxide. Then they’ll tax vegetables and grains by 20% too.

What about those children who become enforced vegetarians because their families can no longer afford to put even a cheap cut of meat on the table? What about the micronutrients they will be missing out on if meat and milk become luxuries? While I know that some families have raised perfectly healthy children on a vegan diet, there are nutritional benefits that come from animal products that are difficult to replace.

Professor Lindsay Allen of the University of California said that to deny growing children animal products during the critical first few years of life could cause permanent damage.

She said foods made from meat contain some nutrients not found anywhere else and are hard to replace in the diet of vulnerable groups.

“If you’re talking about feeding young children and pregnant women and lactating women I would go as far as to say it is unethical to withhold these foods during that period of life,” she said. “There’s a lot of empirical research that will show the very adverse effects on child development of doing that.” (source)

The authors of this misbegotten study disagree. They think the whole world will be a better place if everyone is vegan. According to them, they’ll save half a million lives by 2020 with their plan. Not only are they saving the planet, they feel they’d be improving global health by reducing “the likelihood of dying from diet-related chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer.”

I guess we could all eat bugs if we don’t want to become vegan. Remember when the UN recommended maggots, grubs, and beetles as a healthy part of the human diet for food security?

A quick note about climate change.

I don’t litter. I’m not wasteful and rarely use plastic. I grow quite a bit of my own food, buy locally and in-season, and try to be responsible with the environment.

I also think that all of this climate change hysteria is overblown hooey.

The whole idea of runaway climate change is flawed. You may recall that it used to be called global warning, back when Al Gore was making movies that scared the hell out of kids and teen idols like Leonardo Di Caprio were pushing the cause.

“The cause” gained traction quickly. So fast that for many people, those who just accept what they are told, it became a part of their everyday lives in a relatively short space of time. We all know how easy it is to manipulate and program most people with oft-repeated talking points.

For almost 20 years the climate was stable.  The world was not warming. You can’t call phenomenon global warming when, in fact, the globe is not warming. Scientists realized that the idea was flawed and swapped the name from global warming to climate change.

They continued to spew out statistics that were cherry picked to prove their cases, mainly because their massive grants depend on it. Parameters evolved over the years, as did the way that data was recorded, interpreted, and presented.

But at no point was it mentioned that global warming, global cooling, and cyclical climate change is normal and has been going on since the very beginning.

The earth is in a constant state of flux, and these regular cycles are part of even larger cycles that have been around since before mankind existed and will be around long after humans have vacated the planet.  (Not because it is too hot, but because we are out of room and resources or as the result of some other type of extinction event.)

So, given all that you would think that the ever increasing number of scientists who have come forward to state, in public that man-made global warming is a myth would have made headway in re-educating the bulk of people to what is happening here. They cite proof positive from ice core studies, mud-core studies, solar cycle records and a variety of other means that the earth has been several degrees hotter than it is now on more than one occasion in the past. And all of those occasions were before industrialization, which according to those pushing the agenda to charge carbon taxes, is the cause of all the problems.

All of these ivory tower ideas like having half a kid and forcing veganism on the world will only apply to the peons like us. The elite and powerful won’t be complying with these kinds of suggestions any time soon.

Follow the money trail, my friends. (Who even gets that money, anyway? Read this to learn more about it.) It leads straight to crony capitalism and control of resources, a la Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030.

Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor. Her website, DaisyLuther.com, where this article first appeared, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at [email protected]


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27 Comments on "Save The Planet From Climate Change: Tax Meat By 40%"

  1. While I disagree with the climate science nonsense and with the proposed taxes; if everyone were to eat a vegan diet it would probably slash healthcare spending by more than half. The science is clear in terms of what constitutes a healthy diet. I think if people want to eat meat they should be forced to kill the animal themselves – with their bare hands and teeth.

    • im good with that i wont stop eating meat.

    • Being a vegan doesn’t automatically make one…”healthy”. Some of the unhealthiest people I know call themselves “vegans” and I believe it’s from something that’s missing in their un-natural diet – animal protein. If one isn’t eating beef and pork let’s hope that in the name of good human health you’re at least eating (some) chicken and fish along with your…greens.

  2. Noam Beefheart | November 23, 2016 at 7:48 pm | Reply

    I look forward to the next article detailing the fat taxpayer subsidies the agricultural lobby receives.

  3. Governments shouldn’t subsidize either the meat or dairy industries for a start

  4. you think that the world wouldn’t be a better place if everyone was vegan? lost would be the senseless torture, cruelty and violent slaughter of helpless sentient beings-lost would be the cesspools surrounding torturous factory farms, lost would be the endless wanton destruction of rain forests and other wild lands to satisfy the increased need to feed these innocents- then thoughtlessly destroy them-i just can’t imagine why anyone in their right mind would rationalize such madness-BTY, the nutrition aspect of this article is utter nonsense.

    • Vlad TheSkewerer | November 24, 2016 at 9:19 am | Reply

      Well, history has shown if you get hungry enough humans will eat anything we can lay our hands on. Plus not being squarely in the middle of the food chain has an impact on your what if, not that I disagree with the sentiment at all.

  5. Climate change is a govt promoted fraud used by them to make you feel guilty so you’ll let them take even more of your hard earned paycheck. And they’ll call that the solution. Just watch and follow the money.

    • We are on the same line as I read.
      And may I add an even stronger definition for “Climate Change”: climate change is not a science but a depopulation program to get rid of about 80% of the world pupulation for The Cabal.

  6. The claim that increasing the cost of flesh foods and dairy would mean that “Average humans won’t be able to afford to eat much besides beans and rice” is wrong.

    In addition to rice and beans, the most nutritious foods we would have in abundance include: quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats.
    In the pulses group: lentils and chickpeas in addition to a wide variety of beans and bean products, eg tempeh.
    Plus, of course, the whole range of healthy green and other vegetables and herbs.
    Not to mention fruits – too many to list – as well as nuts and seeds.

    Basically, the only TWO items that would be eaten less often – as in the olden days when slim people were the norm – would be flesh foods and dairy.

    BTW: People with type 2 diabetes benefit from replacing red meat with legumes (beans, peas, or lentils) in their diets, according to a study published online in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

    The study shows that a higher legume intake is the most protective dietary predictor of survival amongst the elderly, regardless of their ethnicity. The significance of legumes persisted even after controlling for age at enrolment (in 5-year intervals), gender, and smoking. Legumes have been associated with long-lived food cultures such as the Japanese (soy, tofu, natto, miso), the Swedes (brown beans, peas), and the Mediterranean people (lentils, chickpeas, white beans).

    In short, the cornerstone of every longevity diet in the world was found to be the humble bean, and research showed there was an impressive 8% reduction in risk of death for every 20 g – or 2 tablespoons – increase in daily legume intake.

  7. The entire point behind this is to weaken populations. It’s simple. Meat eaters eat plant eaters. The vegan argument has no teeth.

  8. Just as the income tax was created for those that went to war to pay for war created our their “leaders” for their owners, the carbon tax is for people to pay to clean up a corrupt system created by our “leaders” for their owners. It’s an unsustainable system from the top down that must change if the planet is to survive.

  9. “Food stuffs” is not food as it has little substance with calories but little else and is becoming made mostly of food extenders, so most of us are already becoming vegans, with synthetic vitamins. The book “Pandora’s Lunch Box” is a fun read that will leave many crying and laughing at the same time.

  10. Next thing will be taxing when you fart. They will mandate smell sensors in all home. Then very month you will get a fart bill.

  11. Strange Al ‘the sky is falling’ Gore started his bs about the same time Haarp, gwen and chemtrails appeared on the scene. Insider of weather manipulation, go forth and spew.

  12. This is a great idea, BUT, BUT, BUT it will only give the crooks more of your money to steal! More taxes is not an option on any items. The only reason someone wants to be a politician is because they can steal lots of money “legally”!

  13. WatchmanofEzekiel33 | November 24, 2016 at 11:50 am | Reply

    Stop Chemtrails and HARRP and 95% of so called Climate Change will cease.

    • Now you’re talking! It is MAN made and MAN-controlled. All planned in and shortly after WWII to carry out heinous “climate change” programs, like chemtrails, as much as possible atombombs, neutronbombs and other dirty bombs demaging the world environment for a long time.
      And now some institution comes with the idea to collect taxes as income for the UN, the people shall have to pay tax for meat? This is ridiculous. You know why?

      It is a heinous plan to let countries pay taxes for the UN, the socalled NWO governance.

      This is ridiculous. Do we remember what The Cabal a hundred years ago did?
      They made people pay taxes to fill their coffers.
      At the moment The Cabal its coffers should have about, are you ready?, 500 trillion dollars.
      So much that the people of the planet could live a comfortable live without a worry, may be not rich, but a good life what everything in it.
      The whole planet!

      No just a few, 0.0001% have all the wealth stolen from the people of this earth.

      Taxing for eating meat? Who are “they” to just launch that kind of ideas and where should that money go to, into what funds?

      Insane.

    • Andrew Stoddart | November 25, 2016 at 6:02 pm | Reply

      check out orgonite, it can dampen the affects of geo-engineering

  14. To deny climate change is short sighted, stupid and dangerous. To think that anthromorphic changes to the environment don’t effect climate denies that clear-cutting a forest doesn’t raise the temperature of the area which can be easily verified with a cheap thermometer. Anything humans can do that guarantees they leave the planet in the same condition they found it or better so it can be inherited by future generations. Even if climate change doesn’t exist, this is still a good philosophy. A professional gamblers covers or backs up his bets, and when you are gambling with life on the

    • “Even if climate change doesn’t exist…”
      You make no sense. Yes, the climate is always changing, and there is evidence from thousands of years ago. What impact man has made is the question under debate and it is a good question.
      Proud to be a CO2 climate change skeptic.

  15. The whole premise of your argument is wrong as human caused climate change is a provable scam. There has been massive faking of the data and tons of flat out lying. This scam is being used to bring in middle class destroying carbon taxes and world government.

  16. The unholy goat worshipers would tax the fact that we breath.
    Sacrifice the goat.

  17. Right now, animal agriculture industry is externalizing a massive amount of its health and environmental costs. Activities which create burdens for other people should cost more.

  18. This won’t actually stop “climate change” because “climate change” isn’t real, or at least isn’t man-made. Carbon dioxide is a natural part of Earth’s atmosphere and necessary for life on Earth. So not eating meat won’t do anything to address “climate change” but it might help the cause to end animal cruelty. And when all you dumb-ass liberals finally realize that CO2 is not the problem, we can start focusing on stopping the POISONING OF THE EARTH with PHARMACEUTICALS (which are now showing up in the waterways and soil) and GLYOPHOSPHATE as well as all the HEAVY METALS and other INDUSTRIAL TOXINS being spewed out by big business everyday. BUT SO CALLED “ENVIRONMENTALISTS” WILL NEVER TALK ABOUT THESE TOXINS BECAUSE THEY MAKE TOO MUCH MONEY FOR BIG BUSINESS! They will just keep distracting people with HARMLESS CO2!

  19. michael lawless | November 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Reply

    beef its what for dinner

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