ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Can this Swiss feed supplement do for cows what Tesla is doing for cars?

Published 22:51 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:13 on June 23, 2017  /  Conversations, EMEA, International, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

More than 1.5 billion cows graze this great earth, and each of them has four stomachs. That’s 6 billion bloated bags of good and bad bacteria, some of which aids digestion but some of which steals the cows’ half-chewed grass and corn and emits massive amounts of methane. Ecosystem Marketplace talks to an entrepreneur who is looking to develop offsets from a feed supplement that kills some of the methane-emitting bacteria in a cow’s gut while leaving the digestion-helping bacteria intact.

More than 1.5 billion cows graze this great earth, and each of them has four stomachs. That’s 6 billion bloated bags of good and bad bacteria, some of which aids digestion but some of which steals the cows’ half-chewed grass and corn and emits massive amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that captures about 80 times more heat in a 20-year period than carbon dioxide does.

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