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Cows Join Carbon Market in Quest to Curb Planet-Warming Burps

Livestock that produce less methane have joined trees, wind turbines and cleaner cookstoves as the basis for carbon offsets

Mootral cow

Source: Mootral

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A European startup has started selling carbon credits for cattle raised on a feed supplement that reduces the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gas they release.

Mootral, based in Switzerland and the U.K., says its garlic-and-citrus feed can cut methane emissions from livestock by an average of 30%. Under its offset program, a certified farmer that’s produced milk using Mootral’s supplement can sell credits equal to one ton of carbon dioxide to customers that want to offset their pollution.