A meat tax is probably inevitable - here's how it could work

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A meat tax is probably inevitable - here's how it could work

Healthier and more sustainable food could be made cheaper as meat and dairy becomes more expensive, argue environmental economists Cameron Hepburn and Franziska Funke

Rearing livestock and growing crops to feed them has destroyed more tropical forest and killed more wildlife than any other industry. Animal agriculture also produces vast quantities of greenhouse gas...

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