The team is made up of international scientists and they are spending the giant chunk of change to try and breed cattle that won’t burp. Yes, we said burp.
Of course methane gas has been argued to cause damage to the ozone layer and studies indicate that when your hamburger is still walking upright, it passes a LOT of methane from both ends.
The Verge reports the goal is to help reduce greenhouse gasses and reduce the feeding costs of the beasts.
Earlier findings show some cows burp less than others even when they are fed identical diets.
The plan is to start with a couple of dozen of that herd and selectively breed them with others to produce nearly gasless cattle. Oh to dream big.
The project is headed by the University of Aberdeen and they admit “it's silly, but it's also a big problem."