Argentine Scientists Conduct Research on Cow Farts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Posted on July 10, 2008

Cows contribute to global warming by releasing methane gas. Argentine scientists are looking to reduce the amount of methane gasbeing emitted from its cows so they have embarked on a research project. The study involves placing a strange looking gas-collecting contraption on the back of the cow being studied. The study is being conducted by Argentina's National Institute of Agrarian Technology. You can read about the study here. Yes, basically cow farts are being collected in a plastic tank on the back of a cow for additional study. Below is a video about the project from Reuters.

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