The Globe and Mail theglobeandmail.com 18 Sep, 2020 11:30 am

Cleaner cows: Food companies try to cut harmful cattle emissions

Cleaner cows: Food companies try to cut harmful cattle emissions
The shift comes as meat and dairy industries face competition from substitutes for their products due to the perception they are healthier and less damaging to the environment

Burger King restaurants.Mitloehner sees promise in feed solutions, but he sharply criticized Burger King’s methane-reducing claims as premature and noted its marketing materials wrongly identified flatulence, rather than burps, as a major emission source.FAIRR, a global investor network focused on risks with intensive animal farming, is concerned that strategies like Burger King’s “simply aren’t ambitious enough,” said research manager Faazi Adam.“It’s positive that Burger King goes in this direction,” Schaller of Agolin said.

Nestle SA and chocolate producer Barry Callebaut have partnered with startup Agolin, while in July, Restaurant Brands International started serving burgers made from less gassy cattle at several U.Cattle methane-reducing efforts made headlines when Restaurant Brands began selling lower-methane Whoppers.

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