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- While the majority of climate change research focuses on reducing and capturing carbon dioxide, less attention has been paid to methane emissions, despite the gas having 30 times the warming effect.
- A study with organic and conventional farmers found that organic dairy farmers were more familiar with using algae-based feed supplements than conventional farmers.
- The study also made it clear that farmers would adopt algae supplements to promote cow health—but not to reduce methane—unless a methane-reduction program was incentivized by the government, dairy cooperatives or milk manufacturing firms.
- Popularizing algae-based feed supplements could also help another type of farmer—the lobster fishers of Maine.
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