Our bovine friends have always been a useful bunch – they give us fine cheeses, smart shoes, designer handbags and the odd nice, juicy sirloin.
Now cows are going to save the planet. Specifically, cows that burp less.
An international team of scientists at the University of Aberdeen is ruminating on how to produce cattle that emit less methane into the atmosphere. The £6.5 million RuminOmics project plans to increase the efficiency of ruminant farming while lessening its negative environmental impact.