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U.S. Animal Agriculture Subsidies Soared In 2020 Despite Climate & Health Damage

4 Mins Read Farm subsidies and bailouts for animal agriculture companies in the U.S. skyrocketed in 2020 to continue to prop up the carbon-intensive and health damaging industry, new data has revealed. Describing the coronavirus-stricken period as a “blowout year” for the sector, sustainable farm policy nonprofit Agriculture Fairness Alliance (AFA) are calling for American tax dollars to […]

Majority Of Dutch Citizens Favour Meat Reduction Policies, Survey Finds

4 Mins Read The majority of Dutch citizens are demanding more government action to reduce meat consumption and promote alternative proteins, a new survey has found. The research, which collected the views of Dutch respondents on a number of policies that would reduce the production and intake of meat and dairy products, indicated vast support for all the […]

New Study: Food Systems Responsible For 34% Of Human-Caused GHG Emissions, Not 25% As Previously Thought

5 Mins Read Until now, the general scientific consensus was that global food systems were responsible for 25% of all human-caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but according to new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Food featuring EDGAR-FOOD, the first database to break down emissions from each stage of the food chain for every year starting from 1990 […]

70% Of Consumers In Western Europe Support ‘Intelligent Meat Tax’

3 Mins Read Most consumers in Western Europe are in favour of an “intelligent meat tax”, according to a new survey. The results suggest broad public support for political leaders to take action on carbon-intensive foods by increasing levies on meat, while reducing taxes on plant-based alternatives, fruits and vegetables, in line with recent expert recommendations on measures […]

Top U.K. Health Experts Call For Carbon Tax On Meat & High-Emissions Foods

3 Mins Read Leading health professionals in the U.K. have called on the government to introduce a carbon tax on high-emissions foods, such as meat and dairy products. It is part of a suite of measures being recommended to slash the country’s food-related greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health. Published on Wednesday (November 4), a new report […]