Tax on meat: There are worse things to eat than meat
I see that the control freaks are at it again, this time wanting to put a tax on meat.
These unbelievable people are claiming that such an imposition could prevent 222,000 deaths a year and save over £30bn in care
How can they possibly produce such figures on the basis of their research when there is an infinite variety of people and a wide spectrum of diets and reactions to diet?
The World Health Organisation targets processed meats and then says even unprocessed meats are “probably” cancer-causing – not a very precise statement to support these apparently precise figures.
Reading the labels of many processed foods other than meat reveals a bewildering array of apparent chemical ingredients which must be more suspect in health terms than a piece of fresh natural meat properly cooked.
This is where the WHO should turn its fire.