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Wed., Jan. 5, 2011, 1:19 p.m.

Crump: Livestock Table Manners

In case you missed it — and I don’t know how you possibly could have — science is on the brink of solving one of the greatest threats to our children’s future: Cow burping. Methane emissions from livestock account for 18 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization — though that estimate is hotly disputed. Now, Pennsylvania State University researcher Alexander Hristov has come up with a dietary breakthrough for cows by adding oregano to their diets. It’s not exactly the oregano that’s in your pantry, but an oregano-based food additive which, according to Hristov, reduces dairy cows’ methane emissions by 40 percent while increasing milk production by three pounds a day/Steve Crump, Twin Falls Times-News. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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