What if we could raise cows that release less methane?
Novus says they can, with special essential oils added to cattle feed that reduce the cows’ methane emissions by 25%-50%! You might recall that the recent Olin Sustainability Case Competition was sponsored by Novus International. A local company with offices worldwide, Novus makes products to improve the health of livestock, pets and people. Originally Monsanto’s Feed Ingredients Division, it was sold to two Japanese firms in 1991. As part of the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® Program, Novus is accountable for the safe, responsible and sustainable management of chemicals through their entire life cycle, including worker safety and energy efficiency in facilities. Novus claims that its innovation contributes to global food availability and sustainability by:
- Making livestock production more efficient
- Teaching sustainable practices to farmers in Brazil
- Achieving a higher ROI on egg production
- Raising fish with lower waste
- Substituting antibiotics with organic acids
How are they doing this? Take a look at this page, part of their Sustainability Report, which also talks about Innovation, Integrity, environmental impact and community involvement. What do you think about these products?
Corporate Affairs VP
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