Oregano to the rescue

Phil Boehmke
An associate professor of dairy nutrition at Penn State University may have just saved the human race from itself. After six years of research Alexander Hristov has developed a new feed supplement for dairy cows which not only increases milk production, but may also reduce global warming.

According to psu.edu


In a series of laboratory experiments and a live animal test, an oregano-based supplement not only decreased methane emissions in dairy cows by 40 percent, but also improved milk production, according to Alexander Hristov, an associate professor of dairy nutrition.

The natural methane-reduction supplement could lead to a cleaner environment and more productive dairy operations.


"Cattle are actually a major producer of methane gas and methane is a significant greenhouse gas," Hristov said. "In fact, worldwide, livestock emits 37 percent of anthropogenic methane."

Anthropogenic methane is methane produced by human activities, such as agriculture.

Compared to carbon dioxide, methane has 23 times the potential to create global warming, Hristov said. The Environmental Protection Agency bases the global warming potential of methane on the gas's absorption of infrared radiation, the spectral location of its absorbing wavelengths and the length of time methane remains in the atmosphere.

Isn't it ironic that the same university where the discredited "hockey stick model" was created by global warming enthusiast Michael Mann should give birth to a scientific cure for an un-scientific hoax. I wonder if Hristov and Mann ever bump into each other on campus.


Can you imagine what the "cow tax" crowd will do when they find about Dr. Hristov's supplement? This could cost our friends in the European Union a bundle of extortion money (tax dollars), maybe they can corner the oregano market instead.


Long after Al Gore and the global warming fraud industry have been relegated to the "ash can of history," dairy cows around the world will be happily producing more milk than ever before, free of the discomfort and bloating of gas. Hello oregano, goodbye cow burps. Thanks Dr. Hristov.

 

paboehmke@yahoo.com

An associate professor of dairy nutrition at Penn State University may have just saved the human race from itself. After six years of research Alexander Hristov has developed a new feed supplement for dairy cows which not only increases milk production, but may also reduce global warming.

According to psu.edu


In a series of laboratory experiments and a live animal test, an oregano-based supplement not only decreased methane emissions in dairy cows by 40 percent, but also improved milk production, according to Alexander Hristov, an associate professor of dairy nutrition.

The natural methane-reduction supplement could lead to a cleaner environment and more productive dairy operations.


"Cattle are actually a major producer of methane gas and methane is a significant greenhouse gas," Hristov said. "In fact, worldwide, livestock emits 37 percent of anthropogenic methane."

Anthropogenic methane is methane produced by human activities, such as agriculture.

Compared to carbon dioxide, methane has 23 times the potential to create global warming, Hristov said. The Environmental Protection Agency bases the global warming potential of methane on the gas's absorption of infrared radiation, the spectral location of its absorbing wavelengths and the length of time methane remains in the atmosphere.

Isn't it ironic that the same university where the discredited "hockey stick model" was created by global warming enthusiast Michael Mann should give birth to a scientific cure for an un-scientific hoax. I wonder if Hristov and Mann ever bump into each other on campus.


Can you imagine what the "cow tax" crowd will do when they find about Dr. Hristov's supplement? This could cost our friends in the European Union a bundle of extortion money (tax dollars), maybe they can corner the oregano market instead.


Long after Al Gore and the global warming fraud industry have been relegated to the "ash can of history," dairy cows around the world will be happily producing more milk than ever before, free of the discomfort and bloating of gas. Hello oregano, goodbye cow burps. Thanks Dr. Hristov.

 

paboehmke@yahoo.com