Friday, September 10, 2010

How oregano can save the planet

Posted By on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Oregano may well play a big part in ending global warming.

Now, listen, I am Italian and therefore already aware of the great powers of oregano (many is the occasion that oregano has saved dinner in our house), but this surprised even me.

Frapping oregano.

Alright, since I know you're all wondering, no, we are not going to run our cars off oregano. We are not going to heat our homes with oregano (though I imagine that would smell really great). Nope. We are going to feed it our cows as a breath mint.

Cows are responsible for 37 percent of human-produced methane, and methane is an even bigger problem than CO2. Most of this cow methane comes from cow burps.

Ewwww.

Anyways, the a new oregano supplement cuts methane in cow burps by 40 percent. And the cows that take the supplements actually produce more milk.

Now that's divine news for bovines. And the rest of us too.

More here.

Cows: Planet killers considerably less dangerous when lightly spiced.
  • Cows: Planet killers considerably less dangerous when lightly spiced.

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