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'Burpless' Grass Cuts Methane Gas From Cattle

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 09:58 AM
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'Burpless' Grass Cuts Methane Gas From Cattle


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ScienceDaily (May 8, 2008) — Grass that may help tackle global warming by cutting the level of methane given off by cows is being developed by scientists reports the latest issue of the Society of Chemical Industry’s (SCI) magazine Chemistry & Industry.

Scientists at Gramina, a joint biotech venture by Australia’s Molecular Plant Breeding Cooperative Research Centre and New Zealand rural services group PGG Wrightson Genomics, are developing a grass that will not only cut the amount of methane cows burp up when chewing the cud but also grow in hotter climes.

This means that farmers should be able to maintain dairy herds’ productivity and profitability in the face of a changing climate, while cutting down their gaseous burps and reducing their contribution to global warming.
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[edit on 9-5-2008 by grover]




posted on May, 9 2008 @ 09:58 AM
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HeeHeeHee!!! For some reason this article just tickles my funny bone to no end.

It brings to mind a skit on the Canadian Red Green Show (the dumbest and funniest show on PBS) in which this character who likes explosives suggested that the movie "Dances with Wolves" would have been a lot better if it had a scene in it with a bison getting backed up with methane and and causing a spark with his hoof striking some flint.

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 10:20 AM
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Is it natural/organic? Or is it genetically modified/artificial in part?

What effect does that have higher up the food chain?

etc. etc.



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