Beef Tax Could Increase Global Emissions

Beef Tax Could Increase Global Emissions

Imposing a 10 per cent tax on US beef production could actually increase greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide because of deforestation to create new cattle pasture in Brazil. That is according to a team from the US, who found that producing one less kilogram of beef in the US per year could induce carbon-equivalent emissions of 37–85 kg. They termed this production shift "leakage".

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