'Meat is a luxury and it's time we started taxing it'
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Farmer Simon Fairlie on meat and climate change

Livestock contribute significantly towards global warming, generating 14.5% of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations.

The Land magazine editor Simon Fairlie, who runs a microdairy of Jersey cows in Dorset, says a way to tackle climate change and feeding the growing world population would be by taxing meat in supermarkets.

He presents his ideas in a Daily Politics soapbox film.

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  • 17 Jul 2017
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