• Desirae Mitrano

Burger King Makes An Effort.


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Burger King has recently announced that they will be doing their part in lowering the threat of global warming by changing up the diet given to their cows. As many people know, Burger King is a wide, international chain which is most recognizable in the United States.


The Environmental Protection Agency discovered that more than 50% of greenhouse gases are caused by humans. In 2018, a record done in the U.S. revealed that roughly 9.9% of these gases are caused by agricultural purposes. In other words, about one fifth of the greenhouse gases caused by humans has to do with emissions coming from the animals raised in farms based on what they are being fed.


Burger King came up with a new diet plan for their cows which is estimated to reduce the level of methane gas they release by 33% each day. The “new formula” is said to be “an open source and fairly simple to implement,” according to the company. This small and easy change could soon make its way into the stomachs of numerous more livestock, ideally minimizing the overall collection of gas getting trapped by heat and burning up our planet.


In addition, the Burger King brand is aiming to clear its name by encouraging more “healthy and sustainable” products. With this in mind, the business is hoping to get rid of all artificial ingredients by the year 2021, using a “moldy Whopper” ad to publicly display their dedication to this motive.


Could this be the next step towards healthier and more environmentally aware fast-food restaurants?

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