Did you know that as cows digest the grass and other feed they eat they create a lot of methane gas? It’s true. Did you also know that methane is a big contributor to climate change? It’s also true. It’s a situation that puts the cattle industry in the crosshairs of environmental regulation, and in a place like North Dakota, that’s a scary prospect.
But what if there were a way to keep cows from farting so much methane? Well, that’s the goal of an Australian company Rumin8; they’ve developed a cattle-feed additive that they say reduces methane emissions from cows by 95%. It’s a solution that’s attracting some big early investors including Bill Gates. Get the full story from Quartz.