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Sweden considers meat tax to encourage sustainable diets

by Futures Centre, Mar 9
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This signal was first published on the Futures Centre on 30 Jul 2015.

Sweden considers meat tax to encourage sustainable diets

A new working group has been formed by the Swedish Government to discuss the possible implementation of a ‘meat tax’.

Led by Kristina Persson, Minister for Strategy and Future issues, the working group will investigate ‘how a meat tax could be used to encourage more sustainable food consumption’, reports Global Meat News.

Plans to introduce a meat tax in Sweden were initially discussed by Sweden’s Agricultural Board in 2013, but with no successful outcome. Interest in the concept has now been reignited as a petition launched by the environmental campaign group Swedish Food and Environment Information (SMMI) has gained over 7,000 signatures.

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