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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.

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     Today's News

    Environment:
    India are 86 for three, a lead of 218 runs on the third day of their cricket test against England at Edgbaston 4:59

    Motoring:
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    Motoring:
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    Business:
    Fourth of July weekend is causing havoc at US airports with the highest passenger numbers since before 2020 21:19

    International:
    Fighting has intensified for Lysychansk, Ukraine's last big bastion in the strategic eastern province of Luhansk, and an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy concedes the city could fall 18:59

    Rugby:
    Novak Djokovic meets an unfamiliar face in his fourth round match on day seven at Wimbledon 18:39

    Rugby League:
    A winning welcome home for the Warriors 18:19

    Accident and Emergency:
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    International:
    Australia's Alexander Volkanovski beats Max Holloway to defend featherweight title at UFC 276 17:59

    Environment:
    NSW is facing danger on multiple fronts with rain set to worsen, threatening floods and erosion, as conditions deteriorate earlier than expected 17:29


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