Burger King Finally Fulfills Ocasio-Cortez's Dream of Climate Change Reform – Finds a Way to Reduce Cow Farts

Burger King announced on Tuesday it was launching an initiative to fight climate change by cutting back on its beef cows’ flatulence — an issue that famously concerns Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The fast-food giant unveiled the plan on social media with a music video in which a yodeling child cowboy explains how feeding cows lemongrass can reduce livestock’s sizable contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

In a follow-up video that Burger King posted to Twitter on Wednesday, company officials and scientists further explained the science behind their “solution.”

The reaction: Burger King’s announcement was widely celebrated on Twitter as an example of “corporate responsibility.”

  • The tweet was liked more than 16,000 times, and the cowboy video racked up 2.2 million views. 

But conservative commentators were less impressed by Burger King’s participation in “Woke Capitalism.”

“Humanity is doomed,” tweeted Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican. 

Tim Young called the ad campaign “a complete waste of money on marketing for some stupid virtue signaling.”

Others recalled how an initial outline of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal proposal in 2019 named “farting cows” as an obstacle to reaching “net-zero emissions” in 10 years. 

  • The New York Democrat later clarified that her plans to overhaul the economy for social justice wouldn't “get rid of agriculture” or “force everybody to go vegan."
  • But she said Americans should cut back on hamburgers.


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