Australia burger chain launches low-emissions beef burger

Black Angus cattle produce up to 2/3 less methane emissions, they say
calendar icon 21 February 2023
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Australian healthy burger restaurant chain Grill'd recently rolled out a world-first sustainable, grass-fed beef Gamechanger. The burger is made from black Angus cattle that produce up to two-thirds less methane emissions than regular cattle.

In partnership with Sea Forest and validated by the University of New England NSW, Grill'd has developed an innovative way to feed its grass-fed cows Asparagopsis - a native and natural Tasmanian seaweed - to reduce their methane emissions by up to 67 per cent, with ongoing live trials on the Grill'd farm targeting a 90% reduction. 

Asparagopsis is a seaweed native to Tasmania. 

"It's very special as it has a unique set of properties that carry across to cattle, and when consumed, it reduces methane in those animals. It's great to see a direct-to-consumer product that Sea Forest is contributing to where consumers can make a real difference themselves - enjoying low-carbon products that are better for the planet," said Rocky De Nys, chief scientific officer of Sea Forest.

"We're really excited to see Gamechanger beef come to life. This is the future of beef - and we won't stop at 61 restaurants. But for now, and for only an extra buck, guests can help the planet by choosing a low methane product, simply by upgrading their favourite beef burger," said Grill'd founder Simon Crowe.

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