‘Curry for sheep could curb global warming’

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Un mouton produit en moyenne 20 litres de méthane par jour.

Un mouton produit en moyenne 20 litres de méthane par jour. Copyright AFP Photo

Research has found that coriander and turmeric – spices traditionally used to flavour curries – can reduce the amount of methane produced by sheep by up to 40 per cent.

Working a bit like an antibiotic, the spices were found to kill the methane-producing ”bad” bacteria in the animal’s gut while allowing the ”good” bacteria to flourish.

The Telegraph

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