That’s right, the next revision to the USDA dietary guidelines must include environmental sustainability, the most notable feature of which will be a “war on meat”. The purpose of those guidelines has always been nutrition, nothing more.
Now the USDA can’t enforce these standards much beyond school lunches (which they’re already doing) but other increasingly politicized agencies have two weapons to do so, the “carrot” and the “stick”, and in this case the stick will be used. They’ll start with a tax on sodas and sugary snacks but eventually a pound of meat will be taxed like a pack of cigarettes. The EPA could impose restrictive rules on livestock producers to raise meat prices and drive some smaller ranches out of business. The “war on coal” has been successful and the “war on CO2” is driving up energy prices, so why not repeat the strategy. If any “carrots” were used it might be an incentive for us to eat bugs. Yuck!
Wait, it won’t end there. A war on dairy is likely as well because dairy production requires livestock, which isn’t good for the environment. For that matter, not much humans do is good for the earth, so where does that lead?
Of course we want people to make healthy choices for their own good, but the key word is “choice”. When every aspect of your life is dictated by progressives you’re no longer a free person.
If you think UN Agenda 21 is gone, you’re wrong. You don’t see it because it’s pervasive, it’s everywhere, and it’s coming to your dinner table soon.
Update 2015: The USDA was stopped from this plan in 2015, however if progressives are in charge in 2020 it will happen. The UN will continue to activate for more meat for developing nations and less for developed nations. Maybe global meat redistribution is part of their global wealth redistribution.
Update 2016: It’s happening. Denmark is seriously considering a tax on meat, starting with beef. The “war on meat” begins.