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SEACLIMATE WORKSHOP: POTENTIAL OF INGREDIENTS FROM MARINE AND OTHER PLANT...

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Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, D15

The Conference Centre, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Ireland.

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By 2050, the EU aims to cut its emissions by 80-95%. Livestock are responsible for 44% of all methane – which has 36 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Recent research in Australia demonstrated that feeding seaweed to sheep at 2% produced 50-70% less methane over a 72 day period continuously. 85% of Irelands’ emissions are a result of agriculture due largely to the dominance of cattle and sheep livestock in Irish agricultural output. Methane is released as a result of microbial fermentation of food in the rumen and large intestine due to enteric fermentation. The objective of the SEACLIMATE workshop is to bring together expertise in Ireland capable of assessing the effects of feeding Irish seaweed derived ingredients to cattle and sheep and to determine the best approach to develop ingredients to help to mitigate against negative climate change developments through reduction of methane emissions. International experts on this topic will attend the event which will be held at Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, on the 30th of November 2018. Key scientists in Ireland and policy makers and industry will be present. A publication detailing the event will be developed which will aid researchers from both the field of natural products chemistry and animal science/nutrition backgrounds as well as interested industry and policy parties.

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Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, D15

The Conference Centre, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Ireland.

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