Scientists plan to breed fartless cows.

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Scientists plan to breed fartless cows.

Postby kramer » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:18 pm

Scientists plan to reduce greenhouse gases by breeding fartless cows

Cows, goats, deer, and sheep naturally produce an abundance of methane — one of the more powerful greenhouse gases — but researchers are hoping that they can all but bring an end to that with selective breeding. Preliminary findings suggest it can be done, according to a team of researchers from over a half-dozen countries. The team found that methane production, which primarily occurs through belching, was consistent in each animal. This finding should allow the team to breed animals that release methane at continually lower levels. If they can make it happen, the environment may very well benefit by curbing a major producer of greenhouse gases.

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Fartless humans would also be nice...


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Re: Scientists plan to breed fartless cows.

Postby kramer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:38 am

Cows Kill You Twice, Once When You Eat Them And Once When They Fart!
http://globalgrind.com/news/cows-fart-g ... ll-simmons
“We should have been warned by the CFC/ozone affair because the corruption of science in that was so bad that something like 80% of the measurements being made during that time were either faked, or incompetently done.”

- Scientist James Lovelock

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Re: Scientists plan to breed fartless cows.

Postby Parrotpaul » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:24 am

Bitch to Brazil. How much rain forest have they cut down to graze cattle?
"I think I may say that of all the men we meet with, nine parts of ten are what they are, good or evil, useful or not, by their education." John Locke

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