Can seaweed make cow farts less potent? Scientists want to know

In this 2003 file photo, Jersey cows on the Turlock, California, farm of Carlos Estacio III. (Cindi Christie/Contra Costa Times/TNS) 1232044 1232044

An Australian lab found in 2016 that making seaweed 2 percent of a cow’s feed could inhibiting gas-producing enzymes and cut methane emissions by 99 percent. UC Davis researchers are the first to test the theory on live animals.

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