A team of California scientists has been given $213,000 to study cow farts. The California Department of Food and Agriculture awarded the grant to the California Dairy Research Foundation to examine methane emissions a major environmental threat at the state’s dairies. Scientists will focus on the difference in passed bovine gas from large and small dairies. They’ll also explore cost-saving techniques, emerging technologies and the economic impact of methane regulations.
Descendants of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow had no comment.