Well this is definitely weird. In response to rising concerns over methane's contribution to global warming, and dairy cow's contribution to methane emissions, an alliance of scientists in Australia and New Zealand hope to breed a better cow.
This multi-million dollar effort comes on the heels of the unsuccessful 'fart tax.' Three cheers for the Aussie tell-it-like-it- is mentality. The goal is to produce cows that create more milk and less methane (the two seem to be linked) through breeding.
Cows are responsible for more than half of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions, and while it seems logical to focus on reducing flatulence, it might be time to consider a more direct plan...reducing cows.
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