Tax food according to its carbon footprint, health alliance urgesBMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4297 (Published 05 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4297
- Jacqui Wise
- London, UK
The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change has called for a food carbon tax to be levied on all food producers according to the carbon footprint of their products unless the food industry takes voluntary action to reduce the climate impact of food by 2025.
The alliance, which includes 10 royal colleges, the BMA, The BMJ, and the Lancet, gave recommendations to reduce the UK’s food related greenhouse gas emissions.1 The range of measures includes reducing food waste, improving food labelling, amending public procurement rules around …