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Garlic affects the digestion of cows, which, in turn, produce less harmful to the ecology of methane.
- Cows on dairy farm Joe Towers produce much less gas after it started to add in their food a little garlic. It seems that they like the taste, but Towers does not do it in order to make them happy. His 400 cows participated in the largest experiment aimed at something to see if natural supplement to the diet will affect cattle on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of
- reports The Times. - Scientists have discovered that a mixture of garlic extract and citrus reduces methane emissions by 38%. This effect is achieved by the addition of only 15 grams of the mixture daily in feed for cows.
Towers hopes that the results reported in the study, which is conducted by the Center of research and innovation of dairy products at the Agricultural College in Scotland, will help consumers feel less guilty when consuming food in meat and dairy products. It is known that about 15% of the greenhouse gases produced by cattle and third of these gases - is methane, which catches 25 times more heat than carbon dioxide, but remains in the atmosphere for a short period. It noted in the publication.
- The study also showed that as a result of use of additives milk production increased by 8%. In addition, cows were less prone to stress, because garlic seems to repel flies that concern them. This garlic supplement (...) has no impact on the taste or smell of milk, - the article says.
Earlier cattle already tested several additives that reduce the level of methane and the University of California has shown that algae can reduce the methane content of 60%. However, garlic is cheaper and more accessible, says the newspaper.