food tax

White House suggests 20 percent tax on Mexico, top U.S. food supplier

President Donald Trump would pay for his proposed 2,000-mile wall along southern U.S. border with a 20 percent tax on all imports from Mexico, the largest source of U.S. agricultural imports, said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Also the No. 3 market for U.S. farm exports, Mexico is …

Study: countries should tax all foods based on climate impact

As several cities in the U.S. prepare to vote on soda taxes, researchers say that taxing more of our foods based on their climate impact would do a lot to help the planet and our health, says The Guardian. A 40-percent surcharge on beef, for instance, would produce a 13-percent decline in consumption, according to the study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Opponents call farm animal referendum in Massachusetts a food tax

Half-a-dozen farm, retail and agribusiness groups say a voter initiative in Massachusetts on animal welfare will drive up production costs and equate to an indirect food tax. The proposal, which had more than 2-to-1 support in a recent opinion poll, would end the use of sow crates, veal calf stalls and battery cages for egg-laying hens.