Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon, Sugar and Tobacco to Help Curb Emissions


Driven by a global consensus around meat's negative contributions to climate change and global health epidemics such as obesity, cancer & antibiotic resistance, a new British report concludes that a meat tax should be considered "inevitable" for any government serious about addressing the climate crisis & other health concerns that stem from livestock production. Story here.
Dairy cows. USDA photo.

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...