Meat tax will not solve environmental concerns | Letters

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Farmers are already working to reduce emissions and a tax would just make a balanced diet unaffordable, says Stuart Roberts. And Joan Carter worries about the return of the wildcat

As a farmer, I wholeheartedly agree that the agricultural industry should aspire to live within planetary means, as outlined in Julian Baggini’s article (A blunt tax on red meat won’t save the planet or improve health, Journal, 29 May).

While taxation can sometimes be useful in influencing behaviour, I agree it’s often too blunt a tool to apply to complex policy aspirations.

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