False claims were spreading like cow manure over the internet, suggesting that Joe Biden’s plans for addressing the climate crisis would include restricting red meat consumption.
One right wing rag published a story that began “How Biden’s climate plan could limit you to eat just one burger a MONTH,” along with dumb claims that to meet Biden’s plan Americans would need to “cut 90% of red meat out of their diet” and “only eat 4lbs a year.”
The right wing sources appeared to use data from a University of Michigan study that was published in January 2020, and had nothing to do with Biden’s climate plan. But Larry Kudlow on Fox said, “Speaking of stupid, there’s a study coming out of the University of Michigan which says that to meet the Biden Green New Deal targets, America has to, get this, America has to stop eating meat, stop eating poultry and fish, seafood, eggs, dairy, and animal-based fats.”
Biden did announce on Thursday that the U.S. would seek to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2030, but there was no mention of meat consumption.
The usual suspects were spreading…….you guessed it……..more red meat.