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Is Germany preparing for meat taxation?

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Consumption is expected to drop abruptly as meat prices may increase by 600%.

Posted on Jan 04 ,07:52

Is Germany preparing for meat taxation?

Germany seems decided to implement drastic measures in order to increase climate protection. One of those was presented by a governmental committee created in July last year and talks about meat taxation. The committee concluded that a kilogram of beef should cost five or six times more than it is today - over €80 per kilo, not around €13 as it is now.
According to supporters of this type of solution, such a price increase would be necessary to balance the costs incurred in connection with environmental pollution and loss of biodiversity. The same calculations revealed that dairy products should cost two to four times more than they currently do.
The committee also calculated that the environmental damage caused by industrial farming costs around €90 million a year and recommended investing €7-11 billion a year to finance the transformation of agriculture into a green industry.
The declared goal of the new German government is to increase the share of ecologically cultivated land in Germany from the current 10%. up to 30% by 2030.

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