Meat tax 'a sledgehammer to break a nut'
The introduction of a tax on meat to save lives and reduce healthcare costs would be like using ‘a sledgehammer to break a nut’, a national meat trade body has claimed.
Dr Carrie Ruxton, member of Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales' meat advisory panel said that the tax, proposed in a research document by scientists at the University of Oxford, was ill advised and potentially ignored the main health benefits of eating meat.
"Red meat provides valuable nutrients, such as iron, zinc, vitamin D and B vitamins. These are often in short supply in the diets of young children, teenage girls and women, especially those from lower-income households," said Ruxton.Read Full Article