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European Union asked to consider adding “sustainability charge” to meat


A campaign group has had urged the European Union to consider a “charge” on meat in order to cover its environmental damage.


The Tapp Coalition a group focused on health, the environment and animal welfare.


They say increasing the price of meat over the next decade would be “fair pricing” and should be in the European “Green New Deal”.


It is thought the charges would reduce emissions by

120m tonnes a year.


Climate Professor and TAPP Coalition Chair Pier Vellinga has strong confidence on the potential for the plans:

“Including the environmental cost of animal protein in the price is a crucial element of meeting EU targets for climate, biodiversity, public health, farming and animal welfare.
“Europe offers more complexity but also higher rewards, for all”.

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