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

By Sylvain Charlebois, Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University. Is meat the new tobacco? Some are suggesting it is, and urging a “sin tax” on beef, pork and other meats. (Shutterstock) The idea of having to pay a sin tax for environmentally detrimental foods is gaining more support. For some, eating meat is a… Please follow and like us:

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This year’s flu season looks like a bad one—and it could be coming early

It’s officially that time of year. This is how widespread (though not how severe) the flu is as of Thanksgiving week. Infographic by Sara Chodosh When it comes to flu season, the only thing we can be absolutely certain of is this: it will happen every year. We are notoriously bad at predicting pretty much everything… Please follow and like us:

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