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Stonyfield Farm takes on cow burps with first North American program
Stonyfield Farm ^ | June 8, 2009 | Some Genius

Posted on 12/28/2009 1:55:51 PM PST by La Enchiladita

Simultaneously increases nutritional value of the milk & fights global warming

The first program in North America to naturally decrease global-warming gases caused by cows’ burps (enteric emissions) has been announced by environmental pioneer Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt company (www.stonyfield.com). An unexpected benefit of the program is that it also significantly increases the nutritional value of the milk.

“This is a watershed moment for the U.S. dairy industry,” said Stonyfield President and CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg. “By changing the feed we give our cows, we can simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve milk’s nutritional content in a way that may help reduce cardiovascular disease and obesity.”

The Stonyfield Greener Cow pilot program began in late 2008 with 15 Vermont Organic Valley farms that supply the milk for Stonyfield’s yogurts. The company learned about this approach from its global partner, French-based Groupe Danone. Stonyfield had been measuring its carbon footprint for over a decade, and had known that milk production was the biggest part of its footprint. While it has developed programs for emissions from growing feed for cows, manure, transportation, and farm energy, handling its greatest source of milk emissions — the natural digestion of the cow — was a challenge.

(Excerpt) Read more at stonyfield.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Gardening; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: capandtrade; climategate; cowburps; gas; globalwarming; greenhousegas; moo; yogurt

1 posted on 12/28/2009 1:55:53 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita; carolinablonde; bamahead; Delacon; SteamShovel; SolitaryMan; grey_whiskers; ...
Sigh.

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 12/28/2009 2:00:20 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Don't start the revolution without me.)
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To: La Enchiladita

ping so I can tell my brother how to decrease production...


3 posted on 12/28/2009 2:05:28 PM PST by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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To: La Enchiladita

Haha....I almost thought this was a joke... for one thing, their yogurt is just ok, so if this improves the taste I won’t laugh too hard. I much prefer Brown Cow (which stoneyfield owns now) or Seven stars


4 posted on 12/28/2009 2:07:39 PM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: steelyourfaith; pissant; SunkenCiv; GOP_Lady; Diana in Wisconsin
“Stonyfield Farm has been able to reduce the enteric emissions from the cows by as much as 18%, an average of 12%. If every U.S. dairy were to adopt this approach, in less than one year, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions we could reduce would be the equivalent of taking more than half a million cars off the road!” announced Nancy Hirshberg, Stonyfield V.P. of Natural Resources and the director of the Stonyfield Greener Cow Project.

You have to fall down laughing at this stuff.
Just don't burp.

5 posted on 12/28/2009 2:08:21 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: stefanbatory

No more pizza for him, eh?!!


6 posted on 12/28/2009 2:08:52 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: Katya

Try the yogurt at Trader Joe’s. They have the cream-on-top variety, which I just love.


7 posted on 12/28/2009 2:09:34 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: La Enchiladita

he’s a dairy farmer...


8 posted on 12/28/2009 2:11:44 PM PST by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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To: La Enchiladita

Yeah, the cream-top yoghurt is delicious. Nothing but full-fat for me, baby.


9 posted on 12/28/2009 2:11:52 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: stefanbatory

A stinky dairy farmer ?

Sorry, your original comment was so ripe for the picking.


10 posted on 12/28/2009 2:14:34 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: La Enchiladita
So what they are really saying is that the white man is somewhat responsible for the stabilization of temperatures in the previous centuries?

Thank you white man! You're allllllwhite!

11 posted on 12/28/2009 2:17:12 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: La Enchiladita

Yes, the premise of “enteric emissions” superheating the globe is ridiculously comical on the face of it. It is, however, somewhat exasperating when the lemmings accept the absurd premise.


12 posted on 12/28/2009 2:28:13 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Don't start the revolution without me.)
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To: steelyourfaith

I am exasperated, too, with “green-this and green-that” everywhere I turn these days, so posting this and laughing is my escape valve, although it doesn’t abate the mass craziness at all.


13 posted on 12/28/2009 2:33:34 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: Katya

We can’t get Brown Cow around here anymore. And Stonyfield is the only one that isn’t Fat Free carp.


14 posted on 12/28/2009 2:36:07 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: La Enchiladita
Oh yeah, me too. Just on principle, I manage to avoid purchasing any product promoted as being "green". Ha !
15 posted on 12/28/2009 2:40:43 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Don't start the revolution without me.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Check the sides of Stoneyfield and Brown Cow containers. They both donate 10% to environut groups. Some U,N. crap.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 3:19:33 PM PST by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: La Enchiladita

DONT BUY ANYTHING FROM Stonyfield Farm!!! They will go out of business, all there cows will be killed and sent to the glue factory and the earth will be saved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BOYCOTT STONYFIELD FARMS PRODUCTS, FOR THE GOOD OF THE EARTH!


17 posted on 12/28/2009 3:43:17 PM PST by scoobysnak71
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To: La Enchiladita

How about I cut out the ‘Yogurt Middleman’ who sends a portion of his profits to idiot EnviroWeenie causes, and just kill and eat a cow instead? ;)


18 posted on 12/28/2009 6:17:46 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: La Enchiladita

“Farts are fun, farts are funny, farts are *part of the ecology, gang*!” — George Carlin


19 posted on 12/28/2009 7:12:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: mylife

Ping to #19.
Happy New Year!!


20 posted on 12/29/2009 4:06:34 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: La Enchiladita

But I changed my tagline. LoL


21 posted on 12/29/2009 6:09:25 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: mylife

No way. Haha. When?


22 posted on 12/30/2009 12:03:44 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: La Enchiladita

If they can make it work for them cut their costs etc... then Mazeltov, If they require government subsidies to do so they can go pound sand or churn butter for all I care....


23 posted on 12/31/2009 8:26:39 AM PST by GraceG
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