Monday, July 19th, 2010
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Cows And Sheep Could Soon Taste More Cilantro-y

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm! Soon your meat may come pre-seasoned and help the environment: "Curry spices could hold the key to reducing the enormous greenhouse gas emissions given off by grazing animals such as sheep, cows and goats, scientists have claimed. Research carried out at Newcastle University has found that coriander and turmeric – spices traditionally used to flavour curries – can reduce by up to 40 per cent the amount of methane that is produced by bacteria in a sheep's stomach and then emitted into the atmosphere when the animal burps."

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DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Not to get graphic, but that is not the effect curry has on me.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Less a solution than a postponement, perhaps.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

And if you add coriander, turmeric and sugar to every gastank in the world…

roboloki (#1,724)

can we then train the cows to prostrate themselves on my grill?

Scum (#1,847)

Methane doesn't have a long enough atmospheric half life to matter much climatically. I suspect the climate stuff was tacked on for grant purposes.

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