Josh Sigurdson talks with author and economic analyst John Sneisen about the ridiculous proposal recently featured on state-run CBC News regarding a “sin tax” on meat products. According to a British lobby group, it would be “beneficial” to the environment and health for government to impose a tax on meat products. This group doesn’t seem to see the irony in mankind’s most notable killer and polluter stealing people’s money in order to stop them from being unhealthy and save the environment at the same time. The idea is to tax meat the way many countries tax tobacco, sugar and carbon, all terrible money grabs to begin with. It has been beamed into our brains that we must not take care of ourselves and instead depend on the goverment to take care of us for us. Major corporations benefit from such taxes and regulations as they are further monopolized by the state, driving small business competitors out of the market. The big corporations can afford to deal with the taxes on their products a few layoffs later. Small businesses cannot compete however. This is an attack on those in poverty and within the middle class. This drives up the price of already terrible foods like McDonalds and Burger King. As if the carbon tax wasn’t enough to drive up prices everywhere due to exporting and importing. It’s sad to know people actually support such a ridiculous idea. Interesting that the claim is that the government wishes to enforce rules to make people healthier all the while promoting the notion of depopulation. How’s that for irony? The arrogance of people thinking that others should eat healthier so therefor they should be extorted is another lesson in freedom. Do not bow down to the state. Do not bow down to the theft we call “taxation.” Do not allow a collective mob rule every single part of your life. The unhealthy meats that would be taxed are full of pharmaceuticals from pharmaceutical companies that the government monopolizes in the first place. How about allowing free market demand to take over, bringing in true small business competition and innovation, bringing in more production therefor more jobs with higher wages to take care of these problems without government even entering the picture? Without government standing in the way of competition and propping up massive corporations? Individual demand will ensure the best products win. High quality. Lower price. That which is more environmentally friendly as that is the tide the market is following. How many times do we have to go over this? I thought the left didn’t like major corporate monopolies. I suppose it depends. As long as the limosine liberals have their parents’ money to live off of, they don’t mind extorting everyone else who has a different opinion than them.
Given that it’s Veganuary and everything, it’s unsurprising that plant-powered people are piping up a bit more in public. But now one prominent vegetarian has perhaps been a bit bolder than usual.
Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon has gone on the record saying that if she ran the country she’d make killing animals for meat completely illegal.
When asked what laws she’d change if she could, Alesha also said that she’d shut down every slaughterhouse in the country and ban smoking completely. She’s not messing about.
“I’d make smoking illegal and I’d ban the slaughter of animals for food or anything,” Alesha told the Daily Mail as part of a Q&A.
“So I’d close down every factory responsible for either and make it illegal to smoke or eat meat. Everyone would be fine, trust me!”
The farming and tobacco industries might have something to say about that, Alesha.
Former Mis-Teeq member Alesha became a pescetarian in 2012, meaning that she’s given up eating meat but continues to eat fish and seafood.
Dixon, who said she gave up meat for health reasons and her love for animals, suggested in an interview last April that it was the influence of her mum which made her make the jump.
“My mum is vegan and I think she’s had a big influence on me over the years,” she explained. “I guess she finally cracked me.”
Alesha, who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 and became a judge on the show before jumping to Britain’s Got Talent, admitted that she also no longer drinks cow’s milk, opting for almond milk instead.
She said that she doesn’t regret making the decision, although she admitted to still consuming other dairy products.
“I listen to what my body wants,” she said, before adding: “I feel great for it!”
While Alesha may be pretty chuffed with her decision, a real devil’s advocate could say that she’s ignoring the harm the dairy and egg industries also do to animals.
For example, veal is technically a by-product of milk production as the only use for male cows is basically for sperm, but hey, that’s by the by.
You might think that Alesha’s demands are a tad strict, but it’s probably safe to say she won’t be running for Prime Minister any time soon. No doubt that will come as good news to you bacon sarnie lovers out there.
My Conclusion: Celebrities like Alesha Dixon who want animals off the menu deny human exceptionalism are the Celebrities we should be boycotting and pay no attention to them like not watching her movies, tvshow, nor listening to her music she sings. We need to support our Farmers and Ranches because they depend on you buying their products; especially organic farmers. Farmers and Ranches are extremely important to our local and regional community. Those who want meat banned are totalitarian who want more government and less freedom for each individuals. The Elites will still be eating meat. We need to use our freedom of speech to fight back against Animal Rights Agenda which is also part of Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 as well as the globalist depopulation plan.
In a new report, investment analysts suggest passing on the costs of the meat sector’s impacts to those directly responsible, the same way we tax smokers. The simple idea of the so-called meat tax is that if your burger ends up costing as much as a plate of caviar, you may decide to explore vegetarian options.
“Meat consumption is also one sector where both the issues of environment and health overlap,” Rosie Wardle, head of investor engagements with the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative, told Futurism.
“We feel that everyone should have the right to a healthy and nutritious diet,” she said, “and ideally that should help promote a shift towards eating more plant proteins, which is healthier and better for the planet.”
The analysis explores three fields in which damaging practices have been successfully targeted with various tax schemes by governments, and asks whether meat could be the fourth. Over 180 countries already impose a tax on tobacco, 60 jurisdictions have rolled out a carbon tax scheme, and there is a tax on sugar in at least 25 countries.
A new meat tax “would generate money that could be spent in healthcare,” Waller explained. She added that while nothing has been executed yet, “we are seeing these proposals coming up more and more. It’s becoming a discussion item.”
A Growing Army of Carnivores
Nordic countries such as Denmark and Sweden were among the first to recognize the mounting threat of unchecked meat consumption driven by a booming global population. In 2016, the Danish Council on Ethics proposed a tax on red meat based on climate impacts. In Sweden, the Green party also called for a climate tax on food, asking for the introduction of a climate label to help consumers understand the footprint of their dietary choices.
According to Oxford University’s Our World in Data project, global meat production has grown almost five fold since 1961. Asia alone produces between 40 and 45 percent of the world’s meat. In Asia, production has increased 15 fold since 1961, and is projected to continue to grow in the future.
However, eating meat is not necessarily bad for you if done in moderation. Additionally, in places where hunger or malnutrition are still rife, introducing beef, pork or poultry to more plates would have clear health benefits.
Barring Meat, Boosting Inequality?
“Consumers respond to price changes in different ways,” Josef Schmidhuber, deputy director of the trade and markets division at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told Futurism. “Some will immediately adapt their behavior when prices change, other will stick to their old habits.”
Generally, people who are poorer adapt quicker to fluctuating prices, a trend that economists call “elastic demand.”
“So if you have a beef tax, who will you tax out of the market? Those who are poorer,” explained Schmidhuber. “And that’s a bad idea, because you penalize those who need to increase their meat consumption. We call this model ‘regressive tax.’”
On the other hand, Schmidhuber argues, a tax on meat will have little impact on those who consume too much, as this group often has extra money to spend on expensive meat. The tax would therefore fail to target the group that most contributes to the problem.
A softer approach to the problem is offered by the nudge theory, for which the economist Richard Thaler was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize. It suggests that rather than punishing people for making the wrong choice, we could make it easier for them to do the right thing.
However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the problem. While money is poured into developing more sustainable foods, the idea of a meat tax remains attractive, especially in rich countries. “Based on our findings, and looking at the pathways other products have been on to get to the tax,” Wardle said. “We think we may have something on the table within the next five to 10 years.”
My Conclusion: Reason why the elites want to eat fake meat that made by nothing but plants base ingredients. For me I have nothing against recipes that is made by 100% plant base ingredients but you can’t call meat unless it contains meat or it either vegetarian (if contains diary or eggs ingredients and no meat) or vegan (if contains 100% plant base ingredients, no animal products). In the video above now they trying make meat from bacteria do you don’t have to kill animal to get meat; but it won’t contains the same nutrient value as meat that from a animal that have been killed for. That why I prefer meat that from a animal rather that from a bacteria that is grown in a lab to make meat because of the nutrient value.
I understand there are issues within the factory farms when animals are mistreated and been pump up with antibiotic, pharmaceuticals and hormones just in order to get more from them. With animals raised on a organic farm they tend to have the best lives out there; because farmer never pumped them with antibiotic, pharmaceuticals, and hormones; farmer ensure the animals are well taken care of and getting the maximum animal welfare. They quality of meat, milk and eggs from animals raised on organic farm are better and healthier. Farming should be based on quality not quantity of the product from the animal because animal can only produce so much so farmer maybe get the animals to produce the best.
Animal rights and vegan extremist are using the environment as an excuse to push their agenda set up by the elites and to have cattle farming and ranching done way with. And we won’t have a choice to eat a meat from a animal but instead we be eating meat that is either lab grown or Genetically Modified. The fake meat that is plant base will be GMO based.
The taxation on meat and any other products is just flat out wrong because its based on an agenda by the elites to have cattle farming and ranching done away with as well eating meat and any other animal products done away with. But the elites will still be eating meat and any other animals; well as organic farms and they will not touch GMO because they know it is harmful to human health as well as to animals. Treating those who eat meat as smokers is just flat out wrong and those who are push for it; they will not get away with. Once people recognize the evil within the animal rights and climate movement; they will reject it. It’s up to us to speak out against the animal rights movement, Climate Change scare (which they try to use the weather or the environment in order scare us into submission), the anti-human movement, the nature rights movements; how do they do it? First they either create or find a problem; then they try to get us to reaction; then they offer the solution. Problem, Reaction and Solution. That why I created Eco Liberty Blog on wordpress so can educate and inform people while the mainstream media will not cover what I’m covering. And Why we can be good human as well as good environment stewards.
After watching three of Alex Jones video. That start to get crazy and dangerous as ANTIFA planning to start civil war in United State of America. I also call ANTIFA the Neo Bolsheviks because they will do similar things what the Bolsheviks did in Russia in 1917 to overthrow the Tsar in the Russian Empire and soon become the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) or CCCP in Russian Cyrillic.
As we enter in October we have a feeling that civil war could breakout on either on 4 November or anytime this could shock the world. people have got help each other so we can ready when it come.
Source: Eco Liberty Date: 9 September 2017 Author: Matthew Miller
The animal rights movement are funded by the Globalist like George Soros to push us to vegans and not be able to eat real meat which contain the real essential nutrients like protein, Omega fatty acids, Vitamin B12 and so on; the Lab grown meat are not going to contain those essential nutrient. The Globalist knows we need to meat as well eating plant to keep healthy; they’re going keep on eating meat and eating a high fat diet because our body needs fats especially for our brain because our brain contains mostly fat. The Globalist does not want us to be healthy because want to control us to continue their depopulation agenda. If a human is healthy and able to think for themselves they will be difficult to control and hinder their depopulation agenda; that why they don’t want us to be healthy. That why the Globalist are pushing for a tax on meat. I have covered many article from other news source abut Globalist wanting to tax and them to ban us from eating meat and any animals products. This is like the boil frog syndrome method; went you try to put alive frog in boiling water the frog will jump out straight away; but when you put a frog in lukewarm water them turn up temperature slowly allow the frog to adjust to raising temperature and the frog will be cooked before frog even knew he was being cooked. That why the globalist are slowly planing through their agenda otherwise the people might get spooked and they people will wonder what going on? I put on this information because people might know what going on? This video about Jon Rappoport speaking on Infowars about the lab grown meat and the Animals Rights Agenda.
You have it. The war is not just on meat but on Farmers and Ranchers. I have seen Propaganda video and films and one of then was created by Greenpeace to attack the dairy industry. I know there are problems and issues with the dairy industry but they don’t the problem and issues solved they want the dairy industry to be deindustrialized and done away with. Also animal rights activist animal out of entertainment like Rodeo, Circus, Zoos and even they don’t want you to able to own a animal. That way we much say fight back against the animal rights movement and any other globalist funded movement with our freedom of speech the globalist are trying have freedom of speech done away with; so we don’t have voice. Let our voices be heard while we still the internet and freedom of speech.
A United Nations document from 2000 exposes “The Great People Replacement” as their final solution. Offered as a solution for the unsustainable entitlement states of Europe, it is now being implemented by the EU superstate as “refugee quotas”. But it’s not about responding to unforeseen tragedies and wars that create refugees. David Knight breaks down the UN’s plan for a 21st Century invasion and subjugation of the West.
My Conculusion: I glab that countries like Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary are saying no to raising Refugee the quotas and I’m glab they’re rebeling against the EU refugee quotas. But here in New Zealand I look at 4 political parties; National will increase refugee quotas from 750 to 1,000; Labour to increase to 1,500; The Opportunties Party (TOP)to increase to 3,000; but the Green to increase to 5,000. But according the article in the NZ HeraldPolitical Roundup: Increasing the refugee quota to 60,000. 60,000! this is 12 times more the Green and who idea is that. He say that “we want to do what Sweden is doing.” Sweden is the rape capital of europe; The person idea to increase the refugee to 60,000 is a extremilty bad idea because for what happening in Sweden after bringing in tens of thousands immigrats and having open border polies which I’m against. I’m not against migrats and foreginers and happy to have them experince the country I live in as long they abide and respect the laws. Another thing that New Zealand has a housing crisis and if they want more miagrats; the housing crisis need to be addressed and sorted.
Elite-run schools designed not to train to children think creatively but to train children to be conformists. Also I have link to You Tube about Sir Ken Robinson: Do School Kill Creativity? This video down below about The Health Ranger Mike Adams why school is nothing but obedience training center to turn children into conformist robots
I will say that “If you’re parent and you knew there something rotten in the education system and it undermining your child’s ability to think creativity maybe it’s time to get child out of the public school and either start homeschooling or spend them a private school that still allow your child to think critically.
Children freedom to think is very important them and allowing them to have the freedom to think will guarantee a future for them
Millie Weaver interviews Holly Swanson about the undisclosed agenda of the newly implemented environmental movement within our schools. They discuss how the environmental movement is used to politicize curriculum under the pretense of environmental education to advance green party goals and communism on America’s children.