Monday, August 08, 2011

Garlic-fed cows combat global warming

Reducing farm animals’ wind by adding garlic to feed could substantially reduce greenhouse emissions, according to research by West Wales’ scientists featured by Euronews. An organosulphur compound obtained from garlic kills off methane-producing bacterium in the digestive system of cows, according to Professor Jamie Newbold, who heads up a €5 million-research programme at Aberystwyth University. Cows eating feed enriched with the garlic compound — called Allicin – release 40% less gas without interference to their normal digestive fermentation, according to the research...more

I need to put some of that in Sharon's vittles.

1 comment:

Tick said...

If this is all true just think of the good we could do if each of us sent a few pounds of garlic to Washington.