January 23, 2013
From The Local (Sweden): Sweden’s Agricultural Board on Tuesday proposed a tax on meat, to discourage consumption of a product that supposedly strains the environment because much of it has to be imported.
The news report said Swedish meat consumption has increased around 33 percent over the past 30 years and is now higher than the EU average.
Beef production in particular uses a lot of resources, the agriculture board said in a report.
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