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Is seaweed the answer to NZ's methane problem?

Is seaweed the answer to NZ's methane problem? | Nine To Noon, 9:31 am on 14 October 2016 | RNZ

Livestock is one of New Zealand's biggest climate change issues and the methane they produce makes up almost a third of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. 

Researcher Rob Kinley is a Canadian researcher with CSIRO - the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's at James Cook University in Queensland.

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Deputy director Andy Reisinger of the Greenhouse Gas Research Centre said there were some concerns with the algae because it produced bromoform, which was thought to be a carcinogen. 

New Zealand research scientists were working towards using the same methane-reduction chemicals which would not produce any animal health problems at all, he said.

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