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The flatulent menace

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15 april 2014

Ruminant livestock, including cows, excrete greenhouse gases such as methane, which is 25 times more detrimental to the environment than carbon dioxide.

Scientists at Wageningen UR Livestock Research recently started the METHAGENE project, a European wide collaborative network to investigate best ways to measure greenhouse gas emissions of cows. In this project they will also study the effect of breeding strategies on emissions.

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