Eating kangaroos can save the planet?
An Australian scientist has claimed that replacing sheep and cows with kangaroos can greatly help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr. George Wilson, of the Australian Wildlife Services says sheep and cows damage the environment by producing methane gas.

Wilson believes that eating kangaroos can reduce 11% of Australia's carbon footprint caused by Sheep and cattle. "It tastes excellent, not unlike venison - only a different flavor," he said.

Wilson says Kangaroos do not produce any methane because of their different digestive systems and microorganisms, BBC reported.

Australian landholders currently produce 30 million kangaroos per annum; Dr. Wilson believes that the number should be increased to reach that of conventional livestock.

Posted by: Fred 2008-08-10