July 20, 2020

Burger King’s “breathe the farts of change” Campaign Doesn’t Pass the Sniff Test

Does lemongrass solve the cattle methane problem? Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC-Davis professor and extension specialist, is known for challenging the FAO’s numbers on cattle and climate change and getting them to change. Here he tells us what’s up with Burger King’s newest ad campaign.

December 9, 2019

Seaweed Can Reduce Methane From Cows, But….

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that supplementing cattle with seaweed could reduce methane belched by livestock. In fact, researchers in Australia and the U.S. have found that feeding as little as .5% “Asparagopsis taxiformis, a red seaweed that grows in the tropics, can decrease methane emissions by 80 percent or more. But there […]

October 28, 2013

Cow Farts and Burps – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Strange as it may seem, cattle producers, particularly dairy farmers, have been trying to reduce cow flatus and eructations (farts and burps) for decades now.  If they’re thinking about the problem globally, it’s because the methane from these emissions makes a significant contribution to greenhouse gases (see Are Cow Farts Destroying the Planet?).  If they’re […]

September 30, 2013

Are Cow Farts Destroying the Planet?

Well….it’s not the farts, as many scientists will tell you; it’s the burps. But regardless of which end it comes out of, cows and other ruminants do produce methane. What we don’t know is precisely how much methane they produce. So next time you run into someone who wants to talk about this, here’s a little information you can add to the discussion.

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