British Government Will Have to Force People to Eat Less Red Meat to Meet Climate Change Targets
Advisory encouragement won’t be sufficient.
Published 1 day ago on 12 July, 2021 Paul Joseph Watson
Christopher Snowdon of the Institute for Economic Affairs warns that the British government will only achieve its climate change targets by forcing people to eat less red meat.
Snowden made the comments during an appearance on GB News after a leaked report by the National Food Strategy (NFS) which encouraged people to consume “edible algae and fermented protein alternatives such as microbes and plant biomass.”
“In principle, there could be a justification for government action…Boris Johnson has made some extremely ambitious climate change targets…and to do that, if he’s serious about doing it, at some point he’s going to have to stop advising people to fly less and eat less red meat and find ways of forcing people,” said Snowden, adding that this would be tough to impose democratically.
Snowden noted that when governments in other countries have attempted to impose climate change-based taxes, the end result has been massive riots, such as the ‘Yellow Vest’ unrest in France which was partially motivated by onerous gas tax hikes and other regulations impacting rural workers.
“I think the government is going to really struggle to get the public onside once they see what is required to meet these targets,” he added.