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We May Have Solved Our Burping Cows Problem

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:33 What is the problem with cows’ current diets and the way they digest their food?
  2. 02:39 Scientists are experimenting with changing cows’ diets to reduce the amount of methane they produce. What have they discovered is an effective diet additive, and why does it work?
  3. 03:26 What are potential drawbacks of these diet changes?
  4. 04:38 What are some benefits of cow breeding programs and the use of probiotics to help cows produce less methane?
  5. 04:52 What are some drawbacks of cow breeding programs and the use of probiotics?
  6. 05:10 In addition to the scientific innovations discussed in the video, what is a necessary step or steps to address the full scope of this problem?