Cows That Chew Cashews May Burp 90 Percent Less Methane

06/21/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

TOKYO (Reuters) - The cast offs from snacking on cashews may help fight global warming caused by animals that belch methane.

Tests in Japan have show that oil produced from the shell of the cashew nut may slash by 90 percent the methane emissions from belching cattle when mixed as an additive to feed, a spokesman for oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co said on Wednesday.

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