Self sufficiency has been something my wife and I have been working towards for several years, now. Our adventure began in 2009, after the 2008 economic crisis, eventually leading us to living on our own homestead, raising our own animals and growing our own food. Some people still wonder why we'd make such a drastic change to our lifestyle and if it really is worth all this effort. Well, from the sounds of this article, I'd say, with extreme prejudice, yes it is.
According to the article, UK researchers, along with researchers from Washington, DC, have suggested "that imposing a massive tax on carbon intensive foods – specifically protein rich foods like meat and dairy – could help combat climate change."
This is the sort of rhetoric that I have expected to see for a long time; which is why we feel that raising our own animals is so important, if we wish to continue to eat healthy in the years ahead.
Sure, right now, things like chicken eggs and goat's (and/or cow's) milk are relatively cheap, and most people don't see raising these animals to be worth the effort; at least for now. But, as I've suspected, if socialists, like these researchers and the people for whom they are working, get their way, a healthy chicken or goat will be worth their weight in gold.
The writing is on the wall, people. Time is just about up for this society we consider to be "free".
(reposted from my ipernity blog)