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Old 07-14-2020, 10:47 PM   #71 (permalink)
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"Experiments in sheep showed that if dried Asparagopsis taxiformis seaweed made up just 2 percent of total feed, methane emissions drop by 70 percent."
"Seaweed experiments in Canada were inspired by observations that seaside cattle, who periodically chowed down on storm-tossed seaweed, were both heftier and healthier than their inland relatives."
"Scientists calculate that it would take some 6,000 hectares (about 15,000 acres) of seaweed farms to supply a mere 10 percent of Australia’s 29 million cattle; to supply America’s 92 million would take over thirty times more."
Some articles say 99%, but that was in cow simulations, compared to the experiments with live sheep.
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On average, according to Google, a head of cattle eats 27 pounds of food daily. If 1.5 billion cows eat .27 pounds each, that is 405 million pounds of seaweed per day. [...]

If you add 2% seaweed to chili, does it reduce the methane production?
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Burger King is selling a Whopper made from cows on a low-methane diet at select locations.
The burger chain worked with scientists to find that adding 100 grams of lemongrass to a cow’s diet reduces their methane emissions by a third.
Livestock was responsible for 3.9% of U.S. global greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Burger King is selling a burger made from cows on low-methane diet
100g = .22 pounds

They are using about an equal amount of lemongrass, but it is less than half as effective?

I wonder why they made that decision. Is it that important that their beef taste like lemon instead of seawater?

I have seen packages of dried seaweed at the dollar store and put it in my chili. It was tolerable.

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Old 07-15-2020, 02:09 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Burger King ... worked with scientists to find that adding 100 grams of lemongrass to a cow’s diet reduces their methane emissions by a third.
That's [incrementally] great news.

Speaking of seaweed, I think if I lived on the coast I'd be a kelp harvester instead of fisherman. If that's legal of course.

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I wonder why they made that decision. Is it that important that their beef taste like lemon instead of seawater?
I don't feel so much difference in taste of meat from changes to the cattle feeding.
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Neither do I. Because I hardly eat meat anymore, maybe half a pound a week.
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I ate more meat than that on my salad today!

Did you hear that, guys?! I ate salad!
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I see it as meat wrapped in leaves, with basalmic gravy.
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I see it as meat wrapped in leaves, with balsamic gravy.
Exactly!
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I see it as meat wrapped in leaves, with basalmic gravy.
Many existing cultures already do that: Polish, Russian, Greek, Arab, Chinese, but no basalmic.
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I hardly eat meat anymore
I have been eating more chicken and occasionally fish than beef.

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