‘Eat Less Meat’: 2020 Democrats Mull Changing Laws on Meat Consumption to Fight Climate Change

Several of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders took to the stage of Thursday night to lay out their plan to address climate change, and in doing so, some of them mulled ideas of changing laws surrounding meat consumption.

During Thursday’s climate change town hall hosted by CNN, 2020 Democratic hopeful Kamala Harris — who consistently polls at the fourth spot among the others — was asked by an audience member if she supports changing “dietary guidelines to reduce the consumption of red meat in light of the impact of climate change.”

After first making it clear that “we have a problem in America,” Harris responded, “The answer is yes.”

“The balance that we have to strike here, frankly, is about what government can and should do around creating incentives and then banning certain behaviors,” she said.

Asked again, if elected, if she’d back “changing the dietary guidelines,” the Democratic senator said she would, in regards to red meat consumption.

See Harris’ comment below:

Asked if the American people should change their eating habits, 2020 Democratic primary contender Andrew Yang pointed to a U.N. study that revealed: “We’re going to be okay if the vast majority of the world goes vegetarian immediately.”

Yang — who consistently polls at the sixth spot — claimed that it was good for Americans and the environment’s health if they “eat less meat.” He added:

“So I think it would be healthy on an individual and societal level to move in that direction. But again this is a country where there is a lot of individual autonomy and so you can’t force people’s eating choices on them. All you do now is try to shape our system so that over time we evolve in a productive way.”

Watch Yang’s explanation below:

The two Democratic candidates are among others who have tossed their support behind the Green New Deal laid out initially by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to combat climate change, as IJR News reported.

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Bill Halverson
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Idiots

Joey
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Joey

The democrats running for president can go vegan, I will take their portions. This just goes to show you that this has nothing to do about any climate change but it has everything to do with control. They want to control every aspect of our lives. Euthanasia is next, especially for the elderly. They have already started it with the babies. We will have the same as China, if we elect these people.

WellHungChad
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ST, SyPhyllis HAS an imagination, believe me. Those pearls of wisdom don’t come from just her mind, but the voices in her head.

After finding out that SyPhyllis spent 30 years in the health profession brings memories of Nurse Ratched, and Annie Wilkes to mind….

Just sayin’…..

Tom Bodine
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Meat heads making more stupid regulatory proposals to garner votes from vegans. 😁

Marie Czarnecki
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Marie Czarnecki

DEMONRATS ARE FULL OF CRAP, HUMAN BODIES NEED “PROTEIN”!!! “ARE THEY GOING TO DO THE SAME”??????????????????? I BELIEVE NOT!!!!!

Matthew Jacobs
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Democrats have one well used tool to force us to eat less meat …Raise the Costs

Screwtape
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Phyllis,

Surely you’ve heard of the FDA, the Dept. of Agriculture, etc. Even you must have read about “soda” bans and taxes.

Pretend you have an imagination. Picture the government “attacking” the foods they want banned, harassing industries (like they do guns), or imposing taxes which make them unaffordable to the “non-elite”.

“That’ll be one ninety-eight for that pound of steak.”
“$1.98?”
“No one-hundred ninety-eight dollars.”

Phyllis Softa
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First off, do any of the 135 negative votes on this article see a path thru Congress for enacting dietary restrictions??? Neither do I. I do not recall a time in my 30+ previous yrs in healthcare that the medical profession was not advocating a decrease in consumption of red meat. If people are not going to reduce consumption for the benefit of their OWN health or that of their family, they are certainly NOT going to do it to benefit the environment.

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