Meat tax on trial

The Food Ethics Council are running a new series of ‘Food Policy on Trial’ events. First in the dock is meat tax.

Food Policy on Trial logo. Photo credit: Food Ethics Council

Food Policy on Trial logo. Photo credit: Food Ethics Council

The Food Ethics Council, who are a member of the Sustain alliance, will hold events exploring emerging food policy ideas at inquiry-style sessions.

Expert witnesses provide evidence and are then questioned by both a Food Ethics Council jury panel and members of the audience. Those attending can make their own considered judgements of whether the policy idea ‘on trial’ is likely to contribute to or hinder progress towards healthy, fair, environmentally sustainable, humane food and farming. The events are designed primarily for policymakers and policy influencers, but are also open to interested members of the general public.

The first emerging policy idea ‘in the dock’ is a meat tax. The session will take place from 10.30am-12.30pm on Thurs 23rd May 2019 at Conway Hall, central London. We welcome your participation – to ask questions of the expert witnesses or just to listen – and encourage you to form your own judgement as to whether a meat tax has the potential to contribute to fair, sustainable food systems or not.

You can register for a ticket (password: meattax).

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