Climate Change / Environment

Putting cattle on a diet to curb climate change

A recent article in CNN reports that “dietary additives are showing great signs in reducing methane from cows.”

Much has been made of the problem of livestock emissions of methane — a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2 — but a solution might be just around the corner.

Room here for both of us? If better cows’ diets mean less harmful methane is emitted, beef could stay on the menu.

“I really think it’s a solvable problem,” Professor Jamie Newbold of the Animal and Microbial Sciences Division, Aberystwyth University, Wales, told CNN.

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