Our favorite of this selection of articles is the one about how making GM cows fart less, and it does have a good serious point. BUT, we were also creased up by the idea that fishes fart. Has it really needed eminent scientists to come to this conclusion? Isn’t it obvious – have you ever had a pet of any description which didn’t fart? No! Come on Mr Professor stop wasting good research funds telling us the obvious!!!
GM Cows Fart Less
GM cows could fart less – Flannery
GM Cows Fart Less
GENETICALLY modifying cows so they burp and fart less – that’s one of 40 initiatives to reduce emissions being considered by the cattle and sheep industry.
Researchers are investigating the merits of selective breeding to alter the genetic makeup of certain breeds of cows and sheep so that GM cows fart less. The new breeds would produce less methane in a bid to reduce the impact of farming on the environment, Sydney media report.
The research is part of 100 initiatives, dubbed Target100, aimed at delivering sustainable cattle and sheep farming by 2020. Making GM cows fart less would help win the target . Environmentalist Tim Flannery, who has signed on as the face of the initiative, says sustainability is vital for the long-term survival of the farming industry. “Our impact on the environment can be very severe in the agricultural and grazing sectors,” he said before the launch of Target100.
GM Cows Fart Less
“We know historically some of the disasters that have happened, species lost, soil degradation and water degradation and so on.” But limiting the flatulent expulsion of methane gases not only has a positive impact on the environment, but also increases productivity of the animals.
“Methane is a waste,” Mr Flannery says. “The energy that the cows produce in methane, could have got into producing meat.” Some individual cows in a herd would produce less methane than others if GM cows fart less, meaning producers could breed from those and produce a less methane-rich herd. “It’s just like you would do if you had some cows that produced more meat and less bone. Farmers have been doing that for years,” he says.
“All they’re doing is turning their attention to methane.” Almost half of the 100 initiatives to improve sustainability in farming deal with gas emissions, and include investigating the development of microbes that will help suppress methane production, finding bacteria to metabolise methane and better managing manure. Another platform of the GM cows fart lessproject is giving consumers an opportunity to learn more about how their beef and lamb is produced. “Australian cattle and sheep farmers are caretakers of nearly half Australia’s landmass and their profitability depends upon the health of the land,” says chef Justin North. “They are natural environmentalists who want to leave the land in better condition for future generations.” Hence, the support for ensuring that GM cows fart less.
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