Survey: Nearly 4 in 10 would support ‘meat tax’ to help reduce consumption

Meat prices have spiked due to the current high inflation, but a new survey found that 37 percent of people -- nearly 4 in 10 -- would support an extra 10 percent tax on meat to try to cut consumption.

Members of Gen Z, who are those younger than age 24, were most in favor, with 62 percent supporting a meat tax in the survey by consumer research company Veylinx.

The goal of people eating less meat is that it would help the environment and improve people’s health.

The revenue from the tax could be used to compensate farmers or help livestock farmers diversify their business.

But among opponents’ arguments is that a meat tax could disproportionately affect low

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

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