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Algae-Fed Cows Could Make Healthier Beef

Don Van Pelt Smith thinks he has the perfect solution to two problems. He wants to cut down on CO2 emissions from his Oklahoma City power plant and he wants to eat healthier beef.

Algae is the answer, he says.

Smith wants to grow algae using the CO2 emissions, dewater the algae into a sludge and feed it to cattle, who will produce meat with more omega-3 fats like docosahexaenoic acid, known as DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid, known as EPA.

“It could become very big,” Smith says. “It’s making the world a better place but helping keep our carbon cycle balanced.”

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