The recent moves by Denmark’s Climate minister to make EU farmers pay for their greenhouse gas emissions and the discussion of a carbon tax on beef and dairy production are nothing short of outrageous. It’s a short-sighted approach that doesn’t address the core issue but instead puts the burden squarely on the shoulders of farmers and, ultimately, consumers.
This heavy-handed tactic won’t effectively reduce carbon emissions; it will merely drive up the cost of food. In Ireland, the proposal to cull 65,000 cows annually for three years to meet climate goals is not only an astonishingly costly endeavor but also a devastating blow to the livelihoods of those involved in the agriculture industry.
These actions display a frustrating lack of understanding and a blatant disregard for the very people who work tirelessly to feed our communities. It’s a reckless approach that demands a reevaluation and a more thoughtful consideration of the consequences. The anger and frustration among farmers and consumers alike are entirely justified in the face of such policies.
FARMERS – Denmark’s Climate minister says EU farmers should pay for their greenhouse gas emissions.
Denmark’s government is discussing a carbon tax on their beef & dairy production
It wont cut carbon, it will simply increase the price of food 🔥 pic.twitter.com/WuG7bpP2Jx
— Elander & the News (@ElanderNews) November 8, 2023
Ireland is destroying itself, and it’s by design. t.co/I9u4MOlJwg
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 8, 2023