Seaweed-based feed could see methane emissions from cows reduced

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Seaweed-based feed could see methane emissions from cows reduced
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The introduction of seaweed to cows' feed can reduce methane emissions by 58%, according to research from UC Davis. The addition of seaweed to the diet of cattle helped to block methane production during enteric fermentation in the digestive process. Livestock accounts emissions equivalent to over seven gigatons of CO2 annually, as much as the transportation industry. If UC Davis's technology could be used throughout the global meat industry, nearly two gigatons of emissions a year could be saved. While early results are promising, one barrier could be the problem of producing sufficient amounts of seaweed to meet global demand. Read the full report from UC Davis here



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