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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Green grass to cut cow flatulence

'An Irish scientist has proposed replanting pastures with modified grass in an attempt to cut down on cattle flatulence, a major source of the country’s greenhouse-gas emissions.

The recommendation is made in a study commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which this month will outline options for dealing with greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector. Apart from replanting pastures with special grass that would reduce the amount of methane produced by cows, another proposal is to breed cattle that can be slaughtered at a younger age, thereby reducing the amount of time they are alive and releasing gas.'

The Sunday Times - Ireland

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