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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Message to Cows: Eat More Nuts!

We here at Critter News follow developments regarding the methane-cow emission connection closely. The latest is that belching cows should eat more nuts!

The cast offs from snacking on cashews may help fight global warming caused by animals that belch methane.

Tests in Japan have show that oil produced from the shell of the cashew nut may slash by 90 percent the methane emissions from belching cattle when mixed as an additive to feed, a spokesman for oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co said on Wednesday.

The firm's research division is working with Hokkaido University on Japan's northernmost island, on the project, with the aim of launching sales within four years, the spokesman said.

I can only imagine the experiments conducted in this research study!

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