Can a Seaweed additive in Cow Feed Reduce the Amount of Methane They Fart? (And Why It Matters in North Dakota)

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.

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Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz


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