VIDEO: Meat tax to give gov't 2.1 trillion pesos/year

It would drive up the price of your barbecue but a global "meat tax" could save 220,000 lives and cut health care bills by $41 billion (around 2,173,000,000,000 [trillion] pesos) each year, according to a new study. The numbers are based on evidence that links meat consumption to increased risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Three years ago, the World Health Organization declared red meat such as beef, lamb and pork to be carcinogenic when eaten in processed forms, including sausages, bacon and beef jerky.

SOURCE: 'Meat taxes' would save many lives and cut health care costs, study says. By Jack Guy, CNN. Updated 1826 GMT (0226 HKT) November 7, 2018. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/07/health/meat-tax-healthcare-scientists-scli-intl/index.html

A meat tax is a tax levied on the carbon emissions of meat and/or other animal products. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat_tax

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