Combined carbon and health taxes outperform single-purpose information or fiscal measures in designing sustainable food policies

Last updated on 6-12-2022 by Nicolas Berger

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Peer reviewed scientific article




The food system is a major source of both environmental and health challenges. Yet, the extent to which policy-induced changes in the patterns of food demand address these challenges remains poorly understood. Using a survey-based, randomized controlled experiment with 5,912 respondents from the United Kingdom, we evaluate the potential effect of carbon and/or health taxes, information and combined tax and information strategies on food purchase patterns and the resulting impact on greenhouse gas emissions and dietary health. Our results show that while information on the carbon and/or heal…

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