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With cheeky ad campaign, Burger King changes cows' diets to cut methane output

News Summed Up 2020-07-14 05:30:00

Subscribers can log in for unlimited digital access Log in Sign up {{featured_button_text}}Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows. The chain has rebalanced the diet of some of the cows by adding lemon grass in a bid to limit bovine contributions to climate change. By tweaking their diet, Burger King said Tuesday that it believes it can reduce a cow's daily methane emissions by about 33%. Of that amount, methane emissions from livestock (called enteric fermentation) comprised more than a quarter of the emissions from the agriculture sector. The gravitational pull of climate change is increasingly finding its way onto national political stage.