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Carbon taxes could help fight climate change and obesity

Pricing food according to its carbon footprint could cut greenhouse gas emissions by a billion tonnes and save half a million lives, according to new research.

Experts in the UK and US first modelled the emissions generated by the production of different foods and the cost of the damage caused.

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Putting a price on sustainable diets

What is a sustainable diet? It’s a question the government is yet to answer but can it hold out much longer? “Imbalanced diets, such as those low in fruits and vegetables, and high in red and processed meat, are responsible for the greatest health burden globally and in most regions,” says Dr Marco Springmann from…
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