Saturday, September 26, 2020

Burger King Announces Cows Menu: an Open Source Recipe for Cows’ Diet That Reduces Methane Emissions


Whopper® sandwiches with Reduced Methane Emissions Beef* to be Sold at Select US Restaurants While Supplies Last

According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, livestock is responsible for approximately 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Cows release methane, a greenhouse gas that traps the sun’s heat and warms the planet, as a by-product of their digestion.

To help tackle this environmental issue, the Burger King® brand partnered with top scientists to develop and test a new diet for cows, which according to initial study results, reduces up to 33% per day, on average, of cows’ daily methane emissions during the last three to four months of their lives.

The formula for this new diet is open source and fairly simple to implement. Preliminary tests suggest that adding 100 grams of lemongrass leaves to the cows’ daily veterinary prescribed diet during their last four months, helps them release less methane as they digest their food.

Starting on July 14, select Burger King® restaurants in Miami, New York, Austin, Portland, and Los Angeles will offer the Reduced Methane Emissions Beef Whopper® sandwich, made with beef sourced from cows that emit reduced methane, while supplies last.

The Burger King® brand will also introduce an educational video detailing the problem and solution – making a complicated problem fun to digest. Click here for the video.

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