Part four of a ten part series: Diving into The Carbon Almanac
The problem is, the wrong people are paying for it.
People in low to middle income countries.
Your children and their children.
Taxpayers who would rather have their money go into financing a sustainable future.
In 2021, a UN report stated that almost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”.
According to the report, this agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers, many of whom are women.
And research at the University of Oxford shows that avoiding meat and dairy products is the “single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on planet Earth”.
We literally can’t afford to go on eating meat.