(TheFreedomFlag.com)- Burger King isn’t happy with its cows. The famous burger joint decided recently that they would change what their cows eat in an attempt to reduce the impact that cows have on the environment. Through changing their diet, Burger King has been able to reduce the daily methane emissions from their cattle by around one third.
The solution? They just added lemon grass to their diets!
Maybe you didn’t know this already, or maybe you thought it was a joke, but it turns out that the amount of methane emitted by cows every day is quite substantial. It’s a natural part of being a cow, but the fact we eat so much meat these days (owing to a growing population) means many scientists have started to question whether something needs to be done about the methane they emit.
9.9% of all greenhouse gas emission in 2018 came from the agriculture sector. So that’s quite a lot. The Environmental Protection Agency releases data about this all the time, showing the impact every industry has on the environment and on climate change, if the theories linking human activity to changing weather patterns is true.
Burger King has made a big stink (pun intended) about their new efforts to reduce the impact cows have on their environment. They’ve made engaged in a massive social media campaign that has raised a lot of eyebrows. On July 14th, the burger chain tweeted, “breathe the farts of change.” They provided no context – so anyone who didn’t know what they were doing with their cattle were probably…confused.
breathe the farts of change
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) July 14, 2020
There’s reason why Burger King is doing this. Whether you agree with the climate change theory or not, most Americans do. A poll from the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that two out of three Americans believe that big businesses have a responsibility to do more about climate change. It’s not a national conversation and it isn’t going away any time soon.
So, at least now you can eat your Burger King safe in the knowledge that the cows are farting less.