by Ryan McMaken
In a more civilized age — that is, during the 1840s — reducing the price of food for ordinary people was seen as a good thing. Nowadays, though, increasing the price of food in the name of “climate sustainability” is de rigueur. The UK Independent reports:
Denmark is considering proposals to introduce a tax on red meat, after a government think tank came to the conclusion that “climate change is an ethical problem”.
The Danish Council of Ethics recommended an initial tax on beef, with a view to extending the regulation to all red meats in [the] future. It said that in the long term, the tax should apply to all foods at varying levels depending on climate impact. [Emphasis added.]
The council voted in favour of the measures by an overwhelming majority, and the proposal will now be put forward for consideration by the government.