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Canadian scientists breeding cows that burp less (Breeding a greener hamburger?)
http://www.newsdaily.com ^ | 2009/06/22 | Nina Lex

Posted on 06/23/2009 9:10:15 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Canadian scientists are breeding a special type of cow designed to burp less, a breakthrough that could reduce a big source of greenhouse gases responsible for global warming.

Cows are responsible for nearly three-quarters of total methane emissions, according to Environment Canada. Most of the gas comes from bovine burps, which are 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.

Stephen Moore, a professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, is examining the genes responsible for methane produced from a cow's four stomachs in order to breed more efficient, environmentally friendly cows.

The professor of agricultural, food and nutritional science completed primary tests using traditional techniques to breed efficient animals that produce 25 percent less methane than less efficient animals. But more work needs to be done before the long-term impact is known. Moore's study was published earlier this year in the Journal of Animal Science.

"We are working on producing diagnostic markers for efficient animals. We are looking at the next generation of technologies that will enable us to determine the genetics of an animal through a blood test or testing some hairs that you might pluck from the animal," said Moore.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: canadian; dairy; global; methane; warming

1 posted on 06/23/2009 9:10:15 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Sorry, I want my beef fully-flatulent. I also have to have the dolphin-flavored tuna.


2 posted on 06/23/2009 9:11:31 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Maelstorm

Greener hamburger.

Reminds me of school lunches.


3 posted on 06/23/2009 9:11:39 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 155 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Maelstorm

I prefer the green eggs and ham.


4 posted on 06/23/2009 9:14:05 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: Maelstorm

I guess God Almighty didn’t get the memo when he made cows that their farts/belches would eventually destroy the ozone layers and wreak enviromental catastrophe. This should be a joke in the pages of MAD magazine instead...un’effin believable!


5 posted on 06/23/2009 9:17:49 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Maelstorm

I’ve got some “green” hamburger in my refrigerator right now.

Maybe I should throw it out but it keeps getting greener every day


6 posted on 06/23/2009 9:18:37 PM PDT by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gulch.)
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To: Maelstorm
How-Now-Much-Brown-Cow will your Cow-talytic converters
cost? JJ61
7 posted on 06/23/2009 9:19:17 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: Maelstorm
Cows with meat that has that full-bodied flavor.
8 posted on 06/23/2009 9:19:35 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: tflabo

I’ve always said reality is far stranger than fiction.


9 posted on 06/23/2009 9:21:10 PM PDT by Maelstorm (When you can no longer say no to the government's confisation of your wealth then you are not free.)
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To: Maelstorm

The stupid things liberals worry about; Cow farts/burps are as far from my mind as can be..!


10 posted on 06/23/2009 9:26:46 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: elkfersupper
Burp, schmurp.

I want them to genetically engineer a cow which gives chocolate milk from one of its teats and beer from another.

Cheers!

11 posted on 06/23/2009 9:31:03 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: elkfersupper
From here:

o One of Rush's favorite commercials was for Weemsco Tuna: <> Mom, the tuna doesn't taste as good as it used to. <> Millions of Americans feel the same way little Bobby does, ever since companies came out with dolphin-free tuna. <> The tuna doesn't taste as good as it used to. <> Luckily, not every company shamelessly bends over and drops their pants for each whiny special interest group that comes along and complains about something. When animal rights activists pressured Weemsco into eliminating the dolphin in our tuna, we politely said `*blllphht* - get a life!' Weemsco Tuna has the great dolphin flavor you grew up with. In fact, it's chock full of dolphin because now there's more for us to use. Weemsco Tuna tastes great because it's a secret blend of tuna, dolphin, shark, medical waste, and dead sea turtles who choked on deflated helium balloons. <> The tuna doesn't taste as good as it used to. <> But this is Weemsco Tuna, honey. Try it! <> Mmmmmm! <> Weemsco!

12 posted on 06/23/2009 9:31:53 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: JSDude1

Yes but they are saving the planet from cow burps.


13 posted on 06/23/2009 9:34:18 PM PDT by Maelstorm (When you can no longer say no to the government's confisation of your wealth then you are not free.)
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To: Maelstorm

But if I ate the greener burger would that mean that my flatulence would also be greener? ;-)


14 posted on 06/23/2009 9:35:40 PM PDT by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: Maelstorm

Is there another time in history when the world has gone this insane?


15 posted on 06/23/2009 9:36:53 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Maelstorm

When do these new cows turn on the human creators? Classic setup of a Saturday afternoon made for TV Sci Fi channel movie.


16 posted on 06/23/2009 9:39:44 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: elkfersupper
Canadian scientists breeding cows that burp less

HooBoy. After reading that, what is it that still makes me think chemicals are involved? Couldn't they just sprinkle a little Maalox in the feed? Would Maalox get into the milk supply?

17 posted on 06/23/2009 9:44:22 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Maelstorm
In the immortal words of the (fictional) Edgar Friendly:

"You see, according to Cocteau's plan I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder - "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener"."

Just substitute Obama, AlGore or any other libtard of choice for the name "Cocteau."
18 posted on 06/23/2009 9:46:47 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: chargers fan

It’s happened already.....

http://www.cowswithguns.com/cgi-bin/listen_animation.cgi?cart=1245818837


19 posted on 06/23/2009 9:49:16 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Maelstorm; LucyT
Most of the gas comes from bovine burps...............

This is a fabrication from liberal, orally fixated scientists.

Ask any one who operates a dairy farm. Most of the gas is produced from the opposite end.All they need to do is afix small seismic sensitive lighters under the bovine tails, to flame out the gas as it is expelled.

Light your cow today!!!!!!


20 posted on 06/23/2009 10:53:54 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule ,derision ,truth. (member NRA)
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To: Maelstorm

I want cows that when they fart, it smells like a dozen rotting corpses.

NO MORE GREEN ANYTHING.


21 posted on 06/23/2009 10:54:50 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: Maelstorm
My mom used to buy her garden seed from Burpee's catalog.

Was that a bad thing?

22 posted on 06/23/2009 10:59:10 PM PDT by cookcounty (He who controls the Language controls the Debate.)
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To: Maelstorm
Have they tried giving the cow some seven up and antacids?
23 posted on 06/23/2009 11:42:16 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Obama's moral cowardice endangers the world.)
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To: cookcounty

lol


24 posted on 06/24/2009 12:01:25 AM PDT by Maelstorm (When you can no longer say no to the government's confisation of your wealth then you are not free.)
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To: rightwingcrazy

“Is there another time in history when the world has gone this insane?”

We have more potential for insanity than ever before and I fear or rather know it will get worse. The question is will there be a flash point where people will stand against the deformed beast that is our government.


25 posted on 06/24/2009 12:08:45 AM PDT by Maelstorm (When you can no longer say no to the government's confisation of your wealth then you are not free.)
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To: Maelstorm; Markos33

How ‘bout, like ...now?


26 posted on 06/24/2009 1:00:08 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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