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Taxing red meat may cut emissions and disease (Reuters)

Nov 22, 2016

IFPRI Senior Researchers Keith Wiebe and Sherman Robinson, and IFPRI Scientist Daniel Mason-D’Croz authored an op-ed arguing that a carbon tax could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save lives by promoting better nutrition. They used IFPRI’s IMPACT model to estimate the cost of levying a carbon tax on food and found that such a tax could reduce consumption and make red meat (which is associated with several diet-related diseases when consumed in excess) disproportionately more expensive – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than one billion tons and saving half a million lives through improved diets. Read the full op-ed at Rueters.