Cow feed reduces methane emissions

ROME, NOV 19 – Dutch multinational Royal DSM announces today that it has received a positive opinion from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) for the use in the EU of its new methane-reducing ruminant feed additive, Bovaer. EFSA’s opinion confirms that the feed additive reduces enteric methane emissions from dairy cows and is safe for the animal and the consumer. This opinion favors the final approval phase of the application the application to the Standing Committee of the European Commission on plants, animals, food and feed. Bovaer is the result of a decade of scientific research, and includes more than 50 peer-reviewed studies published in independent scientific journals, with the addition of 45 in-house trials in 13 countries across 4 continents. After receiving full regulatory approvals in Brazil and Chile for Bovaer in early September 2021, DSM has signed a development agreement with JBS SA, one of the largest food manufacturers in the world. European Commission approval would allow DSM to begin market development in Europe in the first half of 2022. DSM has already begun engineering for a new large-scale manufacturing facility in Dalry, Scotland. (HANDLE).

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