The unmatched, unimpeached Uncle Len is back, but he never really left, just stopped writing for a while because he lost his favourite pencil. But, now I have found it, let me talk about a subject that I am most qualified to discuss; farting, especially that of the king of farters, cows, the ultimate vegans, too, who are endangering the planet with their grassy gassy emissions, let alone other stuff. I hope that that was coherent.
“Environmentalists intent on finding new ways to reduce so-called greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change have proposed a novel method: feed cows seaweed to diminish methane in flatulence, belches, and manure. Ermias Kebreab, an zoology professor at the University of California–Davis, led a team in producing a bovine meal regimen containing varying levels of Asparagopsis armata, a strain of red seaweed, and fed it to 12 dairy cows over a two-month period. In a mix containing just 1 percent seaweed, the cows’ methane emissions went down by a stunning 60 percent. “In all the years that I’ve worked in this area, I’ve never seen anything that reduced it that much,” Kebreab said.”