Posted by MataHarley on 9 July, 2008 at 7:17 pm. 18 comments already!


I swear to you, on my best day, I could not make this up!

Scientists are examining cow farts and burps in a novel bid to combat global warming.


In a bid to understand the impact of the wind produced by cows on global warming, scientists collected gas from their stomachs in plastic tanks attached to their backs.

The Argentine researchers discovered methane from cows accounts for more than 30 per cent of the country’s total greenhouse emissions.


Scientists are now carrying out trials of new diets designed to improve cows’s digestion and hopefully reduce global warming. Silvia Valtorta, of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations, said that by feeding cows clover and alfalfa instead of grain “you can reduce methane emissions by 25 percent”.

Pity the poor saps funding this study…. sure hope it isn’t us!

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