neither did anyone else.
Meat should be taxed at the wholesale level to raise the price and deter consumption, says a new report from the UN’s International
Research Panel (IRP). This will (supposedly) save the environment and
prevent global warming.
“I think it is extremely urgent,” said Professor Maarten Hajer of
Utrecht University in the Netherlands, lead author of the report. “All
of the harmful effects on the environment and on health needs to be
priced into food products.”
Etc. People aren't eating they way they want, so they want more control over what you eat. And all that money that would come from the tax. From the quote at the top of the post:
“Did you vote for these people to tell you how to live? And who will receive the tax and what will they use it for?”
Control. More control. Because you won't think or eat or drink or live correctly unless they tell you to, and how.
Speaking of quotes, from the top of the Washington Post story:
Correction: This story has been significantly revised to
address several inaccurate and incomplete statements about meat
production's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
Gee, your writer didn't bother to make sure of her facts? And those layers of professional editors didn't catch them? Wonderful.