Those on the left are praising a new so-called “study” to justify massive new taxes on meat.
As CNN reports, a team of researchers at Oxford University claimed to come up with tax figures that would cause people to rethink buying meat and would offset what they claim to be higher health care costs from eating red meat.
The study concludes that the UK should introduce a tax of 79% on processed meat such as bacon. In the US, the numbers would be even higher with a recommended tax of 163% on processed meat.
They claim, "The tax is higher in the US due to an inefficient health system that wastes a lot of money."
The researchers also claim there would be 220,000 fewer deaths from chronic disease per year around the world from reduced consumption of red meat.