What’s worse – garlic cow breath or cow toots? Scientists in the UK have discovered that feeding cows a mixture of garlic and oats could reduce their greenhouse emissions by as much as 25%. Anyone up for some garlic milk?
Through their burps and, er, toots, farm animals produce 4% of the world’s total greenhouse emissions. Their new diet could cut that number down to 3%.
A team of researchers tested out different diets while measuring the amount of gas being emitted from the animals. They discovered the emissions could be reduced through a combination of different food, special rations and additives. Continue reading