Feeding cows seaweed could reduce their methane emissions

Feeding cows seaweed could reduce their methane emissions

A diet that contains small amounts of seaweed will reduce methane emissions from belching cows – by 80%. This unexpected solution is explored in the preliminary findings of a study from Penn State University. The research revolves around the lush, reddish...
The case for lab-grown insect meat

The case for lab-grown insect meat

Farming edible insects is old news: the next step towards a greener future is to artificially grow insect meat in the lab, according to a new study. Insects – a rich and efficiently-produced source of protein – have been rising in favor as a potential...
More and more fishers. Less and less fish.

More and more fishers. Less and less fish.

The number of fishing vessels globally has doubled, but conversely, the amount of fish we’re catching is a mere one-fifth of what it was back in 1950, a new study finds. Its researchers reveal that despite increasingly motorized and efficient fishing fleets globally,...
Organic livestock farms give wild birds a boost

Organic livestock farms give wild birds a boost

Organic livestock farms in Finland offer a unique and surprising benefit to wild birds, a new study suggests. Agriculture is a major driver of biodiversity loss in Europe, but the PLOS One study is among the first to show that certain agricultural subsidies...

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