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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Genetic modification could be key to decarbonising agriculture

    Genetic modification could be key to decarbonising agriculture


    The Government's put up funding for the establishment of a Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions, as part of its Emissions Reduction Budget.

    Federated Farmers' president says already, scientists at AgResearch have developed a rye-grass which could help slash emissions by 20 percent.

    Andrew Hoggard says there's also potential gene-editing of cattle.

    He says it encourages a low methane trait in the herd, a lot faster than traditional breeding methods.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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