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Posted by Boghound on August 24, 2009


Tesco uses microphones to monitor cattle burping

Tesco has fitted microphones to a herd of cattle to monitor their belching and flatulence in a bid to reduce methane emissions…….Bloody crazy EH?????

The supermarket giant is undertaking tests on livestock at its Dairy Centre of Excellence in Liverpool as part of a project to help reduce its carbon footprint.

Each cow is fitted with a microphone, attached to a special collar, which picks up sounds from their stomachs.

Research suggests that methane emissions from cattle accounts for three quarters of the entire carbon footprint produced by milk production.

A spokesman said that the collars do not cause the cattle any discomfort.

News of the scheme comes as Tesco announced that it is to display carbon footprint ratings on all its full fat, semi-skimmed and skimmed milk ranges.

This is taking this bloody stupid concept of “Carbon Footprints” to the extreme but of course is finding work for the underworked and overcrowded universities of Britain

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