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The future of our world could come down to cow burps and farts.

Cows contribute 40% to global methane emissions through their burps and farts, but scientists think they can help us solve that problem.

Since we can’t just become vegetarians and stop breeding billions of cows for food (because WE CAN’T, OKAY?!?!?!), researchers in Scotland think it’s possible to breed low-methane cows.

The details about the inner workings of cow stomachs are unappetizing to say the least, but the researchers have focused on getting the right “microbe cocktail” in each cow’s first stomach. And it looks like they might have done it. The researchers think this solution could reduce cow emissions by 50%.

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