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Warming the globe with methane burps? Eat more linseed and nitrate.

It’s no secret that the cattle industry is a major source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to global warming. But cows can’t make methane alone– in order to pull nutrients out of plants, animals like cattle, sheep, and deer leverage a unique gut microbiome that includes methane-producing archaea. One strategy to reduce methane emissions is to modify

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A Gut Feeling

You may have heard this potentially horrifying fact before: there are more microbes in your gut than there are cells in your body. That’s over 100 trillion bacteria, all primarily within your colon.[1] If we were to consider every microbial being on your body right now- your roughly 37 trillion human cells would be outnumbered 10 to 1.[2] That’s great (read: terrifying)

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