Methane emissions considered ‘major environmental threat’
A team of California scientists has been given $213,000 to study . . . cow farts.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture awarded the grant to the California Dairy Research Foundation to examine methane emissions — a major environmental threat — at the state’s dairies.
The study will be carried out in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Davis.
Scientists will focus on the difference in passed bovine gas from large and small dairies. They’ll also explore cost-saving techniques, emerging technologies and the economic impact of methane regulations.
Descendants of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow had no comment.