ECO-CULT EXTREMISM – Heroic Scientists Want to Clean Up Cow Farts to Save the Planet

Heroic Scientists Want to Clean Up Cow Farts to Save the Planet

By Meg Neal on 03 May 2016 at 7:00AM

Most of us consider farts to be little more than a mild embarrassment. But cow farts (and burps) are a scourge upon the Earth, releasing heat-trapping methane that wreaks havoc on our climate. Now, heroic scientists want to put an end to global warming-by-flatulence once and for all.

Stopping a fellow creature from passing gas might sound cruel and unusual. But the real cruelty is allowing this collective brown cloud to go unchecked. Ruminants—cows, sheep, and goats—release about 100 million tonnes of methane each year by farting, burping, and shitting, accounting for roughly 20 per cent of global methane emissions. And with 80 times the climate warming potential of CO2 over the short term, a little extra methane can crank up the heat fast.

Science might help us solve this problem without farm animals being any the wiser. A few years back, researchers discovered that a little-known compound called 3-nitrooxypropanol (3-NOP) has a very strange effect on ruminant digestion. Adding a small amount of it to livestock feed reduces methane emissions in sheep and cattle up to 30 per cent. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences reveals why.

Using laboratory assays, a team of biologists at the Spanish National Research Council has discovered exactly how 3-NOP works—by targeting and shutting off an enzyme that plays a key role in methane formation. The enzyme is released by a group of microorganisms that live inside a special stomach compartment called the rumen. A tiny amount of 3-NOP will suppress the enzyme repeatedly.

The rumen is one of the cow’s four stomachs, and it plays a critical role in digestion. It’s here that a diverse cocktail of bacteria and fungi work together to break down cellulose, the tough, fibrous compound that renders grass, leaves, and other plant matter indigestible to humans. If a food additive messed up the balance of flora inside the rumen, that could be a real problem for cows and farmers.

To investigate this possibility, the researchers added 3-NOP to mixed populations of gut microbes in the lab. While the chemical dramatically reduced growth of methanogens, it had little effect on the overall composition of gut flora, sparing the bacteria that perform the bulk of the digestion.

In fact, if anything, adding 3-NOP to livestock feed could be a good thing for farmers’ bottom lines. Methane emissions are effectively an energy loss—a portion of the feed that ruminants aren’t putting on as weight.

“We will see an increase in the efficiency of ruminant production systems as better use is made of the energy taken in in animal feed, given that methane production accounts for a loss of up to 12 per cent of the energy an animal ingests” study co-author David Yáñez said in a statement.

So, if cattle farms start to lose that nostalgic aroma in the years to come, don’t be alarmed. A farm that’s had its farts sanitised is a farm that’s helping Florida stay above water.

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  • theunhivedmind

    Prepare for more mind conditioning by these eco-cult extremists as they attempt to get you into accepting your own demise and death through the removal of meat products. Even if the extremists cannot remove the meat completely from the table then they want an excuse to dramatically increase the price and therefore price out the goyim slaves. I’ve told you before to watch the actions of crazies like New Venice agent Elizabeth Kucinich of the Worshipful Company of Coopers as they’re all out to achieve the population reduction goals of the Club of Rome meaning a fifty percent drop of the planet’s human population by the year 2050. This will be achieved by vaccines, biowarfare, bad dietary advise/food chemicals, same-sex relationships, abortion and economic hardship in this Zeusian based dark age. All this is happening as the hook nosed small hats of the Synagogue of Satan rub their claws together in honour of their Saturnalian god Kronos whilst their Sabbos Goy do the same to their Jupiter god Zeus. We the people need to rise under Prometheus and remove both Kronos and Zeus out of the equation so we can progress mankind as thee creator intended.

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