Colombia Tests Forage Crops Against Climate Change

Inter Press Service: Colombia, with 24 million head of cattle, is showcasing two advances towards reducing the 13 percent of climate-changing gas emissions attributed to livestock production around the world. The key words in this endeavour: brachialactone and Lotus uliginosus. Brachialactone, a chemical compound discovered in this Andean country on the roots of the African Brachiaria humidicola, gives this grass species the ability to prevent nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, from being released into the......

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