Beijing bans barbecue to cut down on smog ahead of possible 2022 Winter Olympics

Officials in the Alpine-sports mecca of Beijing hope to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, and with Almaty, Kazakhstan, as their only opposition, they probably will. But having the odds in its favor hasn’t stopped the city from pulling out all the stops to curb its notorious smog problem.

But it isn’t banning cars or factories, two things that are proven smog-producers. It’s banning slow-cooked meats.


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