Bill Gates wants to create the perfect cow.
This cow would produce as much milk as a European cow and withstand heat as well as an African one.
He has invested $40 million into a British non-profit that researches animal vaccinations and genetics.
Bill Gates has funded genetic research into how to create the perfect cow — one that will produce more milk and be able to withstand temperatures beyond that of the average cow.
The Microsoft founder has invested $40 million (£28 million) in the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed), a non-profit organisation based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that conducts research into livestock vaccinations and genetics, the BBC reported.
Gates wants to help create the perfect cow that will produce as much milk as a European cow and be able to withstand heat as well as an African cow, according to The Times newspaper.
He said: “The impact per dollar we spend is super-high in this area. You can have a cow that is four times as productive with the same survivability.”
Although it’s unclear how exactly such cows will be created, Gates has previously proposed creating cows via artificial insemination.
His endowment, made through his philanthropic organisation the Bill and Melinda Gates …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology
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