In a precedent-setting move, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has called for governments to tax livestock production. It’s a long-overdue position, given the resource-intensive and heavily polluting nature of the livestock business.
There’s zero chance of such a tax being enacted in the United States anytime soon. But the character of the debate has forever altered now that the FAO has publicly advocated a special tax for livestock. (Thanks, Paul) Link.