Future of the Environment

Study shows that feeding cows seaweed could help reduce methane emissions

Livestock produces large quantities of methane. Image: Unsplash/Ryan Storrier

Ermias Kebreab

Associate Dean and Professor of Animal Science, Director, World Food Center, University of California, Davis

Breanna Roque

Ph.D. Student in Animal Biology, University of California, Davis


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A steer eating alfalfa pellets as equipment measures his gas emissions. Image: Breanna Roque, CC BY-ND
The cows who were being studied adjusted quickly to the seaweed in their diet. Image: Breanna Roque, CC BY-ND
Global sources of methane emissions. Image: Jackson et al., 2020, CC BY

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