Kangaroo farts could fight global warming: scientists

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  1. Rezin

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/06/2111509.htm

     
  2. daztay

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    Thats cool and funny. Envo friendly farts...EFF as it will become:D
    I wonder if the bacteria can be transfered to cattle and sheep.
    Humans??
    I dont mind kangaroo meat, its quite nice.
     
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    That's really suprising haha, never thought about the gases released by bodies. If farmers did this to their animals it sounds like it would have a impact on the environment worth mentioning.
     
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    Is this article saying that livestock over there are producing methane (contributing to greenhouse gases) that almost match the levels of carbon dioxide coming from cars (etc.)?
     
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    Yep, it sure is.
     
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    just another form of genetic modification?

    well whatever works for them, as long as i don't have to pay for it with my health.
     
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    They're not modifying anything. They're just trying to transfer the intestinal parasites of one animal into another.
     
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    You know what this means... vegetarians are ruining the planet by not eating livestock, allowing their numbers to increase! ;)
     
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    Symbiotes, not parasites. The bacteria in a herbivore's gut break down cellulose, which is a type of complex sugar. We can't digest it (not well, anyway), it just passes through us (this is what we call fibre, people). Many herbivores have multi-stage digestive tracts which introduce various types of enzyme and bacteria to the food, so it is broken down in stages. It turns out that kangaroos have bacteria which are better at their job than those in, say, cows, resulting in less waste product (ie: methane)
     
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    Same here. I say drop the cattle and let's start with the kangaroos. It's about time we started to learn how to live with this country, instead of trying to treat it like a second England. It's that 18th century mindset which has tied us up for too long.
     
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    Mmmmmmmmm... Drover's Pie...

    (It's a rich meat pie made with Roo meat and a big thick salt pastry crust :D )
     
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    Mmmm... jump steak is awesome! (so is hump steak, not too sure though, of the environmental factors that camels have in the outback. I believe their hooves have a lower impact on the more arid ground than cattle....)

    We also make spaghetti bolognese with roo mince - lean as and you can't tell the difference.
    Win-win really, as who doesn't want another excuse to bring the subject of farts into dinner conversation? :p
     
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    thats the stupidest fucking thing i have ever read in my entire life.

    how about the fact that the vast majority of cattle etc on this planet were bred for people to eat and the numbers would be nowhere near that high naturally?

    or do you genuinely believe if no one ate beef the world would be overrun by eleventy billion cattle by now?
     
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    Maybe you missed the smiley at the end of that sentence indicating I wasn't serious. :rolleyes:
     
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    Now who looks to be the stupid one... I could tell that was a joke from a mile away.

    This is a good idea thou :)
     
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    This is good news. The Kangaluu :D farts could become another major commercial factor for Australia, after the world famous Aussie scrotum poaches

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    I find that I fart a lot more when I eat kangaroo meat. It is usually really smelly too.

    I guess the smell doesn't prove much as methane is actually an odourless gas.
     
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    The article isn't quite correct. Its not that 'roo farts don't have methane, its the fact that roos don't fart at all.
     
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    Didn't realise that, but after reading it I found this page with an explanation.

    http://www.greenlivingtips.com/blogs/109/Kangaroos-dont-fart.html

     
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    They're easy to collect, too. You just herd a mob of Roos towards a 2 metre high fence whos top string is barbed wire. They jump over, and presto, scrotums all over the place. :leet:
     

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