FDA takes on flatulent cows
(Fox News) The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to combat flatulence in livestock. The drug is called “Experior,” and it cuts down on ammonia gas emissions from an animal or its waste.
The FDA says these emissions can cause atmospheric haze and noxious odors, and high concentrations of ammonia can case irritation of the eyes, nose and throat in both humans and animals. Also, ammonia gases can contribute to a process causing algae blooms to block sunlight to aquatic plants, eventually leading to the death of fish and other creatures due to a lack of oxygen in the water.
The FDA says studies show Experior is safe to feed to beef cattle, and meat from cattle treated with the drug is safe for people to eat.