The price of meat, milk and other British farm products will have to rise to reflect the environmental cost of producing them, a government study has concluded.
A Cabinet Office review of food policy suggests that farmers and consumers should pay extra for farm goods that generate large amounts of greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide.
The proposal, the latest in a string of “green” plans that threaten to increase the cost of living, drew accusations that ministers were imposing taxes and regulations in the name of environmental policy.
….The Department for Business and Enterprise’s new renewable energy strategy warned last month that household electricity bills could rise by 13 per cent and gas by 37 per cent to subsidise green energy sources, and
ministers remain under pressure to raise road taxes in an effort to cut emissions.
Telegraph.co.uk: ‘Meat and milk prices will rise to reflect environmental costs’