Skip to comments.Burger King addresses climate change by changing cows’ diets
Posted on 07/15/2020 1:54:01 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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 bovines contributions to climate change. By tweaking their diet, Burger King said Tuesday that it believes it can reduce a cows daily methane emissions by about 33%.
Cows emit methane as a by-product of their digestion, and that has become a potential public relations hurdle for major burger chains.
Greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector made up 9.9% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Of that amount, methane emissions from livestock (called enteric fermentation) comprised more than a quarter of the emissions from the agriculture sector.
With an over-the-top social media campaig n that teeters between vulgarity and science (sprinkled with more vulgarity), Burger King is banking on the heightened awareness of climate change and its responsibility to limit its own role.
According to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, about two out of three Americans say corporations have a responsibility to combat climate change. The gravitational pull of climate change is increasingly finding its way onto national political stage.
Potential customers are also cutting down on the amount of meat they consume, citing both environmental and dietary concerns. Burger King and rival McDonalds have added meat alternatives to their menus.
Two years ago McDonalds said it was taking steps to cut the greenhouse gases it emits. It tweaked the manner in which the beef in its Big Macs and Quarter Pounders was produced. The company said at the time that it expected the changes to prevent 150 million metric tons (165 million tons) of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere by 2030.
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One more reason to eat at In’N’Out
Second post of this today, but I guess you cant have too many whoppers :)
So I just changed my diet too.
No more BK.
I eat their Impossible Burger. I like it.
I dropped them when they released the rainbow colored Pride Whopper.
I haven’t had a burger from Burger Thing or MickeyD’s in decades.
What is Burger King going to do with all the other animals on the planet? Do they think their virtue signalling is worth a drop in the bucket? I don’t want the taste of lemon grass in my Whopper.
Drop in the bucket compared with natural methane emissions, including those from ocean-floor vents.
I always thought the world would end when
nim Morrison sold out for commercials for Burger King
Guess I was wrong
i am the lizard king...I eat at burger king
Come on baby light my fryer
With all this virtue signalling, you might as well give up fa(s)t food altogether. Everyone has to take some sort of social holier-than-thou stance now to appeaase a small minority of politically correct snotnoses. Patronize your local eateries. The food’s always better, anyway, and if you’re gonna clog your arteries, you might as well keep your neighbors employed. To twist their own words back on them, ‘Screw global, act local’.
“...adding lemon grass in a bid to limit bovines contributions to climate change”
Good- Gawd -All -Mighty!
I want cows to fart. That’s their life. Eating, farting and giving us milk. Even people have been known to let one rip every now and then.
AOC is somewhere in this. I just know it.
That’s because you’re SO much holier than the rest of us.
Thanks for signaling your virtuousness
AOC is the brain fart.
I didnt know BK had its own domestic feed lots. Anyway BK you cant be serious!!!!!!
My guess is that the lemon grass is a cheaper alternative to what they were being fed before and they are spinning that as a move to save the planet. Virtue signaling is 95% BS generally.
Best place for a good burger & great fries.
Does BK raise these cows?
Lemon grass-—does it grow anywhere naturally?
I sure as hell do NOT see ranchers with thousands of acres PLANTING a special grass for the cows.
I occasionally stop in at nearby MacDonald’s after an extremely stressful day when I’m too tired to cook. Twice in the last two years, once after 4 HOURS in
Nice milkshakes. Burgers are OK when you wouldn’t bother to eat otherwise. Nice people work there....but that’s just my civilized town.
I am amazed if the animal rights activists don’t seize on this show of weakness and demand all Veggie Burgers.
Burger King just made themselves an easy target.
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