Germany considers 19% meat tax to combat global warming as poverty threatens 1 in 5

Germany lawmakers are entertaining the notion of a steep increase to the taxation on meat to allegedly curb the impact on the environment, combat climate and global warming, while “strengthening animal welfare.” “I am in favour of abolishing the VAT reduction for meat and earmarking it for more animal welfare,”¬†Friedrich Ostendorf, agricultural policy spokesperson for … Continue reading Germany considers 19% meat tax to combat global warming as poverty threatens 1 in 5