Will You Be Able to Buy Fart-Free Burgers from MN Burger Kings?
I'll bet you think there's a typo in that headline. Like, maybe it's FAT free burgers BK is working on? Nope. Fart-Free burgers. Fart. Free. Scroll down for info on buying them in Minnesota.
To be straight up, cows belch more vile methane than they fart*, but is belch as funny as fart? No. No it's not. Either way, Burger King, they wanna cut that down some. According to the company, they partnered with scientists to find a way to reduce up to 33% (on average) the methane release from cows.
How'd they do it? By adjusting their diets. They added 100 grams of dried lemongrass leaves to their daily feed. That's it. Pretty cool. Also, pretty cool, they put together a commercial with Mason Ramsey! You remember him, he started out as a viral video, yodeling at Wal-Mart.
So, what about getting it at Minnesota Burger Kings? Nope. Not a chance.
The very last thing in the video is a disclaimer.
"Whopper sandwiches with reduced methane emissions beef to be sold, while supplies last, at SELECT US RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI, NEW YORK CITY AND PORTLAND*.
Seems kind of a ripoff. I mean, it's cool and all that BK was a part of this process, but if they're not switching to meat from the sources they helped create, what's the purpose? But mostly, I wanna taste it! I love me some Whoppers.
* “Cows are pretty disgusting eaters, with methane coming from both ends,” said Christopher Field at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. “But most of it comes from burping.” (Source)
**Sorry Oxford Comma, BK ain't got time for you.
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