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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11857: John Scott (Ayr)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what evaluation it has made of the claim made by the University of Queensland that including a certain type of seaweed in the diet of cattle can reduce their methane output by up to 90%.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 25 October 2017

The Scottish Government is aware of this work as part of a wider assessment which it has undertaken on the potential for reductions in GHG emissions to be made through changes to livestock diets.