UK’s Food Policy Strategist Warns Of Food Riots If ‘Meat Tax’ Is Brought In Too Soon

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The UK government has been urged to implement policy to reduce meat and dairy consumption with Boris Johnson’s hand-picked food strategy planner saying a meat tax “may be necessary” in the future.

Henry Dimbleby, chosen to lead Downing Street’s ‘National Food Strategy made his comments after a report by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) said that people need to reduce meat-eating for their health, as well as for the planet.

Dimbleby believes that a levy on processed meat staples like burgers, steaks, ham, sausages, and chicken nuggets could be needed in order to tackle climate change.

RT reports: However, Dimblebly is expected to tell the prime minister not to introduce any such tax in the short-term because of the potential unrest it could lead to during the pandemic, according to The Sun.

Citing unnamed sources familiar with a draft document due to be released next month, the paper noted that ministers fear street protests over food prices similar to those conducted by the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ (Yellow Vest) movement in France in recent years.

The sources also reportedly said the document was “still a work in progress,” but did not dispute that it would recommend making some meats pricier.

When the prospect of a meat tax was raised earlier this year, Johnson said there would be no such levy on his watch – despite clinging to his stated green agenda goal to make the country carbon neutral by 2050.

In April, Johnson committed to reducing the UK’s greenhouse emissions by 78% by 2035. This would reportedly require convincing the public to cut down meat and dairy intake by a fifth.

The average daily red meat consumption in the UK is 70g per person, according to the National Health Service, which also notes that a breakfast containing two typical British sausages and two bacon rashers is equivalent to 130g.

But the government’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) panel recommended this week that public consumption of meat and dairy needed to be reduced, for personal health as well as climate change, by 20% by 2030 and 35% by 2050.

Citing this issue among a number of the government’s failings to deliver on its climate change pledges, the advisory committee called on Johnson’s to formulate and implement evidence-based policies to encourage healthier diets with clear and fixed targets.

However, the majority of social media users were against any dietary restrictions being imposed on account of climate change, with several people labelling it a “ridiculous assertion.” One said it sounded like “more ridiculous wokery.”

A number of people argued that a better alternative would be reverting back to “local, seasonal produce,” which one commenter noted would be of more benefit to the climate change fight than “churning out frankenburgers from an artificial meat factory” and shipping those globally.

Others agreed that meat consumption should be reduced in general, since the kind most people eat is “pumped full of hormones.” Describing the British diet as “poor,” one person said that besides reducing meat, there was a need to “differentiate between different systems of production.”


  1. People should t be so cruel anyway Animals aren’t made for them to slaughter .And people are j6st pigs now ,eating way too much for their own hood not just of meat but food generally And supermarket staff keep getting more obese every year .Its ridiculous. People were never such fat lumps ever before in human history as right now

  2. The illuminati taking complete control of the food supply, forcing us to eat their monsanto terminator seeds and and shutting down small farmers. “Global warming” will take whats left of private food production and put in under titanic illuminati monopolies. Veganism is big in paganism and witchcraft and all the devil worship of antiquity, its known to help with opening the kundalini and 7 occult chakras. If you kill a cow in nepal the sentence is death, in India they dress cows in fancy clothing and jewelery while the people starve, the israelites worshipped the golden calf as well, animal idoltary is nothing new. Nature worship, animal worship, welcome to Babylon

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