Questions tagged [cows]

a domesticated herbivorous ungulate that typically is raised for meat or milk.

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Do cows get blown through the air by tornadoes?

Tornadoes are known to throw 18 wheelers and other large objects into the air. However, most deaths (to humans) are due to debris rather than being thrown by the wind itself. There are several claims ...
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Do 2500 cows produce more waste than 411000 people

A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people. From http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ per “Risk Assessment Evaluation for Concentrated Animal Feeding ...
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Do beef farmed pastures net remove carbon emissions?

This viral image claims that an example beef farm with 130 cattle removes many tons of Carbon from the atmosphere every year. However it does not provide any sources. This image has been shared many ...
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Is lactose intolerance an outdated diagnosis for discomfort after milk ingestion?

As a continuation of a question of most adults being lactose intolerant, the marketing of The a2 Milk Company in Australia House at SxSW 2018 suggested it may not be lactose-intolerance, after all, ...
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Are 93% of meat worker marriages in shambles?

In the Youtube video "The Journey of a Beef Cow" (with 1.1M views as of January 2018), Sam O'Nella Academy makes the claim The FDA estimates that 93% of meat worker marriages are in shambles No ...
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Does cow urine contain gold?

I stumbled upon a video of a baba (spiritual guru | Baba Ramdev) saying that cow urine contains gold. This belief is widespread in India. I looked it up and many sites saying cow urine contains gold. ...
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What happens if cow is not milked?

Somewhere in between a vegan and non-vegan, I am skeptical about what happens if cow is not milked regularly. Will it die due to mastitis or any other infection? Will it get dried up (stop producing)?...
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Does cows' milk contain blood?

Someone in my Twitter feed said today: TIL starbucks put ground up insects in stuff, and milk has blood in it. The ground up insects part is true for now, but I'm not sure about the blood-in-...
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What does science say about GM cow research in New Zealand? [closed]

I saw this article while perusing the internet: http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/10/23/gm-cow-experiments-in-new-zealand-show-disastrous-results/#.VipkId_BzRZ Looking through the sources, they ...
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Does regularly playing music to cows increase their appetite?

The Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association says : There may well be some farms rearing low numbers of cattle who are doing things bordering on this. But, this does not mean ...
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Does organic butter have more Omega-3 fat than conventional butter?

On their German website, Greenpeace makes the claim that organic (“Bio”) butter has more Omega-3 fat than conventional butter. As the website is German I don't cite directly. Their main claim seems ...