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The Green Secrets of Goat Poop

18 days ago   |   By News Center

An illustration featuring Elway, the San Clemente Island goat whose poop samples were used in this study. (Credit: Santa Barbara Zoo, Shutterstock, Aliyah Kovner)
Converting the tough fibers and complex sugars in plants into biofuels and other products could be humanity's ticket to smarter materials, better medicines, and a petroleum-free, sustainable future. But harnessing the chemical commodities stored in these molecules is no simple task. We may take it for granted because our bodies seem to do it automatically, but in reality, every time we eat a vegetable or leafy green, the...
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