Report Calls For Meat Tax To Be High Priority At Paris Climate Change Conference

The Daily Caller discusses with Marlo Lewis the effects of the proposed carbon tax which would raise the price of meat.

The U.S., along with other with the rest of the world, should aim “to increase the price of meat and other unsustainable products,” through a carbon tax. This proposal was greeted with deep skepticism by Marlo Lewis Jr., a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“Which will be the first group of people to be harmed by these taxes?” asks Lewis. “It’s the poor obviously.” Lower-income Americans would be hardest hit by such price increases as the poor spend a significantly greater proportion of their income on food than the rich.

According to Lewis, Chatham House’s recommendation for a top down re-direction of the world’s system of food production, distribution and consumption will be ineffective at best and counter productive at worst.

“A better-fed population is more productive, and a more productive population makes food more abundant and secure. The Chatham House proposal would break this virtuous cycle of progress at both ends.

“It would make energy and food more costly in a world where too many people still languish in energy poverty and go to bed hungry,” Lewis told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Read the full article at the Daily Caller.