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Is meat the new tobacco? Some are suggesting it is, and urging a “sin tax” on beef, pork and other meats. (Shutterstock)

Meat is not the ‘new tobacco,’ and shouldn’t be taxed

Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
Health concerns about red meat consumption, as well as the environmental impact of meat production, have fuelled an increased demand in plant-based proteins among Canadians. These calves are shown on the Grazed Right cattle ranch near Black Diamond, Alta., in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Less meat, more choice: A look at key food issues in 2018

Canadians are increasingly invested in their food -- where it comes from, how it's produced, and whether it's healthy. Here are some predicted food trends for 2018.
The world’s first lab-grown beef burger, the result of years of research by Dutch scientist Mark Post at the University of Maastricht. Reuters/David Parry/pool

No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?

We might be able to grow artificial meat but are people really prepared to eat such produce over meat from farmed animals?
How many Australian children know what meat is before it shows up on their plate? Shutterstock

‘Mummy, where does steak come from?’ How Australian families talk about meat

We're a nation of meat eaters but city dwellers may have trouble discussing the origin of a steak with their offspring. And though there are programs teaching children how vegetables grow, there aren’t too many that involve raising an animal for food.

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