Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Israeli Cows are Greenest in the World
Dalia Mazori of Ma’ariv reported last week (28.02.2008) that Israeli cows were awarded "The Most Environmentally Friendly Cows" at the annual conference of International Dairy Federation (IDF). Dr. Yisrael Palmenbaum explained that the methane gas emitted by cows, is caused from the fermentation of food in the cows digestive system. Israeli cows are fed a rich diet of seeds as opposed to their counterparts in New Zealand and other grazing countries, that feed on a lot of green fiber, which takes much longer to digest causing more methane gas in the process.