Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Other Other White Meat

In the midst of all our economic woes and political wrangling, I almost lost sight of global warming.

But the other night I saw a very entertaining news story about how cow farts are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Apparently they are far worse than cars and factories.

Who knew?

Well, apparently our neighbors in the Outback knew. In fact, a major report to the Aussie government on global warming has recommended that kangaroos replace cattle and sheep on the daily menu.

"It's low in fat, it's got high protein levels, it's very clean in the sense that basically it's the ultimate free range animal," says Peter Ampt of the University of New South Wales's Institute of Environmental Studies.

And there's a bonus: kangaroos fart less than cows and sheep.

So, there you have it.

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