Department of Political Science

A Global Meat Tax: From Big Data to a Double Dividend

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) emphasizes the right of everyone to have access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food in its Rome Declaration. This article suggests how this noble FAO goal can be achieved. We suggest that a first step could be the introduction of a global meat tax, where the size of the negative externalities from meat production could be calculated based on foresight and big data. Applying the tool of a global meat tax will lead to a “double dividend” as negative externalities are reduced and at the same time huge tax revenues will be generated which could be used to make further steps in the direction of achieving the stated FAO goal in the Rome Declaration.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAgricultural Economics - Czech
Volume64
Issue6
Pages (from-to)256-264
ISSN0139-570X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

See relations at Aarhus University Citationformats

ID: 99450989