Super Grass Aims To Reduce Greenhouse Gases Produced By Livestock

October 20, 2016

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Your carbon footprint is a formula of how much greenhouse gases you contribute to the environment based on your lifestyle, such as driving a car, leaving light on, drinking milk and eating meat; in particular red meat from cows.  The USDA estimates that methane emissions could jump by as much as 60% over the next 10 years and the biggest producer of methane gas are cows.  Now researches in Denmark think they've got a solution.  A super grass that is easier on cow's stomachs, thereby helping them digest the grass more easily and thus belch out less methane gas. Using DNA technology, this genetically altered grass is said to improve milk production too.  It appears the new grass will be out just in time.  Denmark's genetically-modified grass is expected to be ready for mass production by 2024.


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