I Could Use This Shot

I’m sure I out-produce any mere farm animal

New Zealand scientists claim to have developed a “flatulence inoculation” aimed at cutting down on the massive amount of methane produced by its sheep and cows.
Such animals are believed to be responsible for more than half of the country’s greenhouse gases, causing huge environmental problems.
But Phil Goff, New Zealand’s trade minister, told an Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in Paris yesterday that a solution was in sight.
“Our agricultural research organisation just last week was able to map the genome … that causes methane in ruminant animals and we believe we can vaccinate against” flatulent emissions, Mr Goff said.
…The 45 million sheep and 10 million cattle in New Zealand burped and farted about 90 percent of that country’s methane emissions, according to government figures.

I make the cheese and I can cut it too!
I love how genetically modified food stuffs are ok when Gaia is involved, but not when people are starving.

2 Responses to “I Could Use This Shot”

  1. Dave E. says:

    Email joke I got the other day:
    I went into the gas station today and asked for five dollars worth of gas…
    The clerk farted and gave me a receipt.

  2. mojo says:

    (See? It’s just not as effective as “duck”…)

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