"What we’re trying to make here is a model of showing that farms can be part of the solution for climate change," Straus told Duggan. His farm has a "20-year plan to sequester the equivalent of 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. The United Nations estimates that livestock are responsible for 14.5 percent of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions," Duggan reports. Keeping the methane from hitting the atmosphere could help California's efforts to improve the environment. The state has resolved to cut greenhouses gases down to 40 percent of where they were in 1990 by the year 2030.
|Straus and his cows (San Francisco Chronicle photo by Gabrielle Lurie)|