Can Garlic Stop Climate Change?
From Ode Magazine
Over 20 percent of methane gas, a greenhouse gas, is emitted by cows. There are about a billion cows in the world, and their methane emissions total more than the methane gas produced by all the cars, planes, ships and trucks in the world combined, according to Springwise.
UK company Mootral thinks they have found a solution to reduce methane gas emissions by cows by a minimum of 25 percent with a natural garlic-based extract that would be added to their food. Mootral is working with Welsh Neem Biotech to produce the additive, with plans to have a sample ready for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen this December.
What are your thoughts on this project? Do you see garlic as the answer to cutting green house gas emissions? Or should we spend more energy encouraging vegetarian diets to reduce livestock demand?