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This content was published on November 12, 2018, 19.47
The World Health Organization stated in 2015 that the processed red meat is carcinogenic and the unprocessed red meat is potentially carcinogenic.
Keystone / MARTIN RUETSCHI
Too many sausages and rods cause cancer, heart disease and diabetes sick, and cure is a cost to society. To cover these "hidden social costs" for red meat you need a "meat tax", a tax on meat.
The tax on chops and sausages is the core of a research at Oxford University, published in the specialized magazine Plos One. The study claims that diseases related to red meat cost $ 285 billion a year in the world in healthcare. A 20% tax is then proposed on unprocessed meat (for example steaks) and 110% on processed meat (like sausage and bacon), which is even worse.
The measure would increase $ 170 billion a year in the world and save $ 41 billion in healthcare: in practice, 70% of health costs for red meat would be eliminated or compensated and 220,000 deaths would be avoided. & # 39; year. The average meat consumption would be reduced by two servings per week. Currently, in rich countries, the average is a part per day. The consumption of processed red meat would decrease by 16%.
The World Health Organization stated in 2015 that the processed red meat is carcinogenic and the unprocessed red meat is potentially carcinogenic. In September, the United Nations Assembly approved a document saying "there are no" healthy or unhealthy foods "but" healthy or unhealthy diets ".