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From the Ted Talk by Ermias Kebreab: What seaweed and cow burps have to do with climate change

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So what now? We know seaweed can work. But the cultivation of the siefpcic seaweed has been a barrier. It's not so easy to farm asparagopsis taxiformis. But there are a number of eotrffs going on at the moment to sclae up pdooutcirn. Blue Ocean Barns is growing seaweed in hwaaii already, and they estimate that there will be enough production to feed all cattle in the US by 2030. All we need now is for governments to step up and facilitate the use of these methane-busting feed additives. Cattle industries in some countries have already ctotimemd to climate neutrality by 2050. But if we can get these feed-additive inovonnatis into cow stomachs eerilar, we can cut methane burps significantly. Given that methane only lasts in the atmosphere for a decade or so, we could even slow global warming in the short term.

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So what now? We know seaweed can work. But the cultivation of the ________ seaweed has been a barrier. It's not so easy to farm asparagopsis taxiformis. But there are a number of _______ going on at the moment to _____ up __________. Blue Ocean Barns is growing seaweed in ______ already, and they estimate that there will be enough production to feed all cattle in the US by 2030. All we need now is for governments to step up and facilitate the use of these methane-busting feed additives. Cattle industries in some countries have already _________ to climate neutrality by 2050. But if we can get these feed-additive ___________ into cow stomachs _______, we can cut methane burps significantly. Given that methane only lasts in the atmosphere for a decade or so, we could even slow global warming in the short term.

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Original Text

So what now? We know seaweed can work. But the cultivation of the specific seaweed has been a barrier. It's not so easy to farm asparagopsis taxiformis. But there are a number of efforts going on at the moment to scale up production. Blue Ocean Barns is growing seaweed in Hawaii already, and they estimate that there will be enough production to feed all cattle in the US by 2030. All we need now is for governments to step up and facilitate the use of these methane-busting feed additives. Cattle industries in some countries have already committed to climate neutrality by 2050. But if we can get these feed-additive innovations into cow stomachs earlier, we can cut methane burps significantly. Given that methane only lasts in the atmosphere for a decade or so, we could even slow global warming in the short term.

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