Newcastle lab-grown steak soon at your plate!

The Chief Executive of a Newcastle-based startup spoke to ELN about how his team aims to grow ‘real’ steaks in a laboratory within 12 months

Animal loss halves plants’ ability to cope with climate change

The extinction and depletion of mammals has heavily impacted the survival of plants

Seaweed to feed the Northern Irish ‘Dairy Girls’

Feeding seaweed to cows could cut emissions by 30% a new study has found

Forest carbon farms “cheap” climate change option

Cattle fields in the western Andes should be converted to carbon “farms” – that is, forests – to cut carbon emissions, researchers said yesterday. Academics in the UK and Norway including the University of Sheffield found farmers could make the same or more money growing carbon instead of herding cows. Lead researcher Dr James Gilroy […]

Moo! Study to cut emissions from cow burps

Danish researchers have mooted an idea they believe will cut the greenhouse gases from farming cattle – by measuring their burps. One cow’s belches in a year contain so much methane they are currently equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by a small car. The global warming potential of methane is about 25 […]